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Year of the cat  Al Stewart

Al Stewart
(notated by Jeff A. Estefan
Words & Music by Al Stewart and Peter Wood
[Cmaj7]  [D]  [Em]  [x3]    [Am7]      [D7]    
On a [Cmaj7]morning from a [D]Bogart mo[Em]vie
in a [Cmaj7]country where they [D]turned back tim[Em]e
you go [Cmaj7]strolling through the c[D]rowd like[Em]
Peter Lorre contempl[Am7]ating a crime.[D7]
She comes [Cmaj7]out of the s[D]un in a silk[Em] dress running
like a [Cmaj7]water color in the [D7]rain.
Don't bother [Cmaj7]asking for[D7] explanations.
She'll just [Am7]tell you that she came[D]
in the Year of the Cat.
[Cmaj7]  [D]  [Em]  [x3]    [Am7]      [D7]
She [Cmaj7]doesn't give you [D]time for ques[Em]tions
as she [Cmaj7]locks up your [D]arm in hers.[Em]
And you [Cmaj7]follow 'til your [D]sense of[Em]
which direction com[Am7]pletely disappears.[D7]
By the [Cmaj7]blue-tiled w[D]alls near the [Em]market stalls
there's a [Cmaj7]hidden door she leads you [C]to.
"These days," she [Cmaj7]says, "I[Em] feel my life just
like a [Am7]river running through[D]
the Year of the Cat."
[Cmaj7]  [D]  [Em]  [x3]    [Am7]      [D7]
BRIDGE: (lead-in: D instead of D7)
Well she [B]looks at you so co[C]oly
and her [G]eyes shine like the [D]moon
in the sea.
She comes in [B]incense and patch[C]ouli
so you [G]take her to [F]find what's
[C/E]waiting inside[D]
the Year of the Cat.
INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat INTRO chords a few times)
acoustic/electric guitar solos, piano, sax, etc. (sweet stuff!)
Well [Cmaj7]morning comes and[D] you're still with[Em] her
and the [Cmaj7]bus and the tou[D]rists are [Em]gone.
And you've t[Cmaj7]hrown away your ch[D]oice and[Em]
lost your ticket so you [Am7]have to stay on.[D7]
But the d[Cmaj7]rumbeat strain[D]s of the night[Em]
remain in the [B]rhythm of the newborn [C]day.
You know somet[B]ime you're[Em] bound to leave her
but for [Am7]now you're gonna stay[D]
in the Year of the Cat.
INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat INTRO chords and fade)
piano riffs, sax, etc.
Cmaj7 x32000
D xx2320
Em 022000
Am7 x02010
D7 xx0212
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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Are you sure its Bm in the lyrics because to me i think it sounds better Cmaj7 D Em. Just a suggestion thanks for the great song