year of the cat Al Stewart
Year of the Cat by Al Stewart (notated by Jeff A. Estefan firstname.lastname@example.org) Words & Music by Al Stewart and Peter Wood INTRO: Cmaj7 D Em (three times) Am7 D7 VERSE 1: Cmaj7 Bm Em On a morning from a Bogart movie Cmaj7 Bm Em in a country where they turned back time Cmaj7 Bm Em you go strolling through the crowd like Am7 D7 Peter Lorre contemplating a crime. Cmaj7 Bm Em She comes out of the sun in a silk dress B C running like a water color in the rain. B Em Don't bother asking for explanations. Am7 D She'll just tell you that she came in the Year of the Cat. INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat INTRO chords) VERSE 2: Cmaj7 Bm Em She doesn't give you time for questions Cmaj7 Bm Em as she locks up you arm in hers. Cmaj7 Bm Em And you follow 'til your sense of Am7 D7 which direction completely disappears. Cmaj7 Bm Em By the blue-tiled walls near the market stalls B C there's a hidden door she leads you to. B Em "These days," she says, "I feel my life just Am7 D like a river running through the Year of the Cat." INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat INTRO chords) BRIDGE: (lead-in: D instead of D7) B C Well she looks at you so cooly G D and her eyes shine like the moon in the sea. B C She comes in incense and pathchouli G F so you take her to find what's C/E D waiting inside the Year of the Cat. INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat INTRO chords a few times) acoustic/electric guitar solos, piano, sax, etc. (sweet stuff!) VERSE 3: Cmaj7 Bm Em Well morning comes and you're still with her Cmaj7 Bm Em and the bus and the tourists are gone. Cmaj7 Bm Em And you've thrown away your choice and Am7 D7 lost your ticket so you have to stay on. Cmaj7 Bm Em But the drumbeat strains of the night B C remain in the rhythm of the newborn day. B Em You know sometime you're bound to leave her Am7 D but for now you're gonna stay in the Year of the Cat. INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat INTRO chords and fade) piano riffs, sax, etc. CHORD DIAGRAMS: Cmaj7 x32000 D xx2320 Em 022000 Am7 x02010 D7 xx0212 Bm xx4432 B xx4442 C x32010 G 320003 F xx3211 C/E xx2010 Copyright 1976 by Unichappel Music, Inc. What makes this song sound so great is the piano riffs, the sax, the solos, and, of course, Al Stewart's voice. But you can still have fun with this tune singing solo with a sweet soundin' acoustic in hand.
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