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Stray Cat Strut  Stray Cats

Subject: Re: REQ: STRAY CATS (tab & wanted)
This is what I've collected on Internet, I didn't wrote it!
I'm sure this helps a bit. A guitar magazine made a description of Rock
this town once, if you want to know exactly which magazine let me know.
If you got other song's by the Stray Cats please send them to me.
Here it is:
Stray Cat Strut version I:
This isn't exact, but it impresses the hell out of people once you get
it down just the same. I'm not very proficient at doing tab, and I don't
know exactly how to indicate 8th and 16th notes and the like. Just play
it slowly, note by note, and listen for how it goes together. Where I've
indicated a bent note (e.g., 10-b-12), that means bend the note on the
10th fret until you get the note on the 12th. Don't actually slide up to
or play the note on the 12th fret. Sorry if these instructions are too
simplistic, but I'm not sure what level you're at. Lyrics are probably
off somewhat. The distortion is set pretty high, and the second lead part
uses some heavy-duty flange. Hope this helps you out.
STRAY CAT STRUT
Intro lick:
[Cm//] [Bb//] [G#//] [G]  
 
 E--7/8--8---------------------------------------
 B--7/8------------------------8---------------
 G---------10-8---------------8---------10-----8
 D---------------10-8-------9--------11-----9---
 A-----------------------10---------------------
 E----------------------------------------------

[Cm]Ooh [Bb]ooh [G#]ooh [G]ooh
[Cm]Ooh [Bb]ooh [G#]ooh [G]ooh
[Cm]Black and orange [Bb]stray cat [G#]sittin' on a [G]fence[Cm] [Bb] [G#] [G]
[Cm]Ain't got e[Bb]nough dough to [G#]pay the [G]rent[Cm] [Bb] [G#] [G]
[Cm]I'm flat [Bb]broke but [G#]I don't [G]care
Cm(stop)
I strut right by with my tail in the air
[Fm]Stray Cat [Eb]Strut I'm a [C#]ladies [C]guy
A [Fm]feline casa[Eb]nova hey [C#]man that's [C]why
Get a [Fm]shoe thrown [Eb]at me from a [C#]mean old [C]man
Fm(stop)
I get my dinner from a garbage can
FIRST LEAD PART:
[Cm] [Bb] [G#] [G] Meow
[Cm] Hey [Bb]don't cr[G#]oss my path[G]
 
 E-----------8------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G--10-b-12-----10-8-------------------------------0----------------8-11-10
 D-------------------10-8--6-8-6-8-5---------0-1-3---1-0-----8-10-11-------
 A------------------------------------2-s-3--------------3-----------------
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Then do the verse progression: Cm Bb G# G
 
 E-----------------------------8-------8-10-8
 B-------------------------------------8-----
 G------------------8-10-b-12----8-10--8-----
 D---------------10--------------------------
 A----------9-10-----------------------------
 E--8-10-11----------------------------------

Fm Cm Cm(add D)** Cm Cm(add D) Cm
I don't bother chasin' mice around
Fm (**On Cm add D, play a Cm cho=
rd
I slink down the alley lookin' for a fight and add the D not on the
D G first string, 10th fret)
Howlin' to the moon on a hot summer night
[Cm]Singin' the [Bb]blues while the [G#]lady cats [G]cry
[Cm]I'm a stray [Bb]cat and you're a [G#]real gone [G]guy
I [Cm]wish I could [Bb]be as [G#]carefree and [G]wild
Cm(stop)
But I got cat class and I got cat style
SECOND LEAD PART:
 
 E--8--11--10--8---4-3---8--11--10--8-11-10-8-------------------------8----
 B--8--11--10--8---4-3---8--11--10------------11-10-8----------------------
 G--8--11--10--8---5-4---8--11--10--------------------11-10-8-10-b-12--8---
 D-10---------10---6-5---10----------------------------------------------10
 A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Back into "I don't bother..." part as before.
Outro:
[Cm] [Bb] [G#] [G]  
 
 E--7/8-8-------------------------10 Play the last chord furiously
 B--7/8----------------------------8 to abrupt end of song.
 G---------10-8--------------------8
 D--------------10-8-----7-9-10---10
 A--------------------10------------
 E----------------------------------

Stray Cat Strut version II:
This is the basic progression: Cm Bb Ab G7
=09=09=09 Stray Cat Strut
=09=09=09=09 by
=09=09=09 The Stray Cats
Shuffle
Cm Bb Ab G7 cont.
Oooh Oooh
[Cm]Black and orange [Bb]stray cat [Ab]sittin' on a [G7]fence.
[Cm]Ain't got en[Bb]ough dough to [Ab]pay the [G7]rent.
Cm Bb Ab G7 G7 (tacet)
I'm flat broke but I don't care, I strut right by with my tail in the air=
.
[Fm]Stray cat [Eb]strut I'm a [Db]ladies [C7]cat, I'm a [Fm]feline Casa[Eb]nova hey [Db]man that's [C7]that=
.
Fm Eb Db C7 Fm (tacet)
Get a shoe thrown at me from a mean old man. Get my dinner from a garbage =
can.
(instrumental)
Cm Bb Ab G7 Cm(tacet)
Verse 2
[Fm]I don't bother [Fm7]chasing mice aroun[Cm]d. I [Fm]slink down the alley looking for a f=
ight
h[D7]owlin' to the moonlight on a [G7]hot summer night. [Cm]Singin' the blu[Bb]es while th=
e
[Ab]lady cats [G7]cry. Wi[Cm]ld stray [Bb]cat you're a [Ab]real gone [G7]guy. I [Cm]wish I could [Bb]be a=
[s]  
Ab G7 Cm(tacet)
care-free and wild, but I got cat class and I got cat style.
solo
Cm Bb Ab G7 etc.
repeat verse 2
Cm Bb Ab G7 Cm (tacet) Cm
 
 =09=09 -8------------------- ------------------
 =09=09 --------------------- ------------------
 =09=09 ---11-10-8-10-8------ ------------------
 =09=09 ----------------10-8- ---7-9-10---------
 =09=09 --------------------- 10----------------
 =09=09 --------------------- ------------------ 

Please don't touch:
Stray Cats : Please Don't Touch
=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=
=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9
I Heard this song and tabbed it, i hope somebody gets something from it.
It's not original Stray Cat's song, i do not just remember who was the
original writer. Enjoy :)
Begin:
Loop 4 times
 
 E -3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-------------------------- ------------
 B -------------------3-0--------------------- ------------
 G -----------------------2-0----------------- ------------
 D ---------------------------2-0----2-------- ------------
 A ----------------------------------2-------- -2--2--2--2-
 E ------------------------------------------- ----3-----3-

"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
This part is also main riff, it
will be played at end of every
chorus.
Chords are :
[Em]Chorus :[A] [D] [A] [Em]
[A]Please don't [Em]touch,
[A]I'll shake so [Em]much
[A]Please don't [Em]touch,
Good luck..............
Two Beers Or Not Two Beers -- Shakebeers --
Andre van de Water email:water@fys.ruu.nl
Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
 
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Here is Brian Setzer's masterpiece (lyrically and musically)... tabbed!
There are some missing bits, but I think it's about 95% correct. I'm also
pretty sure I've added stuff in that shouldn't be in as well, the bass intro
is obvious one... Threw in the rock chords instead!
Another good idea is to listen to the CD for the timming, especially the
vibrato bits.
/ slide up;
\ slide down;
* between asterisks play as fast as you can!
~ vibrato;
p pull off;
h hammer;
v strum downwards;
^ strum upwards;
Basically the main guitar solos are as follows...
INTRO LICK:
 
 -----------

v ^ v v ^ v v ^ v v ^ v
 
 e ------------------------------8~---8--------------------------------
 B ------------------------------8~---8---------------------8----6-----
 G ------------------------------8~-----11\10p8-10-8------8----6-----8-
 D -----------------------------------------------------9----------7---
 A -10-10-10-8-8-8-6-6-6-5---5-5---------------------10----------------
 E -8--8--8--6-6-6-4-4-4-3---3-3--------------------------------------- 

FIRST SOLO:
 
 -----------
 e -8-----------------------------------------------------------------
 B -8-----------------------------------------------------------4-7-6-
 G ---10/11\10p8-10-8--------------0h3p-----------0-----------5-------
 D -------------------10-8\6-8-6-8----------0-1-3---1-0---5\6---------
 A -------------------------------------2\3-------------3-------------
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------

v v v v v ^ v v ^v
 
 -3-3-6-6-4-4-4-3---33------------------8------
 -4-4-8-8-6-6-6-6---66-----------4-7~-----7-5~-
 -5-5-7-7-5-5-5-4---44---------5---------------
 -5-5-8-8-6-6-6-3---33-----4-7-----------------
 ----------------------3-6---------------------
 ---------------------------------------------- 

SECOND SOLO:
 
 ------------

v ^ v v ^ v v ^ v v ^ v^
 
 e ---3--------------3--------------3--------------3-------4----7/8---
 B ---4---------4----4---------4----4---------4----4-------4----7/8---
 G ---5------5--4----5------5--4----5------5--4----5------55----7/8---
 D -3--------4-3---3--------4-3---3--------4-3---3--------4--3--------
 A -3--------6-----3--------6-----3--------6-----3--------6-----------
 E ------3/4-4-3--------3/4-4-3--------3/4-4-3--------3/4-4--3--------

*
 
 -11--10--8---------------8~---11--10-8-11-10-8-------------8-
 -10--9---8-9/-8\---4---3-8~---10--9------------11-10-8-------
 -11--10--8-8/-8\--5---4--8~---11--10-------------------10/---
 -10--9-----------6---5--------10--9--------------------------
 -------------------------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------------------------

*
 
 --------------------------------
 --------------------------------
 -10/11/10-10-8-------8~---------
 ---------------10-------10-8----
 ------------------10---------10-
 -------------------------------- 

OUTRO LICK:
 
 -----------
 e -------------------------------8----------------------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------
 G ---------------------------------10/-8-10-8-----------------
 D --------------------------------------------10-8----7-8-11~-
 A -10-10-10-8-8-8-6-6-6-5---5-5--------------------10---------
 E -8--8--8--6-6-6-4-4-4-3---3-3-------------------------------

vv^v^v^v^v^v^
 
 --8888888888888~------8\--
 --8888888888888~------8\--
 --8888888888888~------9\--
 ----------------------10\-
 ----------------------10\-
 ----------------------8\-- 

Here is the structure of the song:
INTRO LICK
[Cm] [Bb] [G#7] [G7]  
[Cm] [Bb] [G#7] [G7]  
[Cm]Oooh [Bb]Oooh [G#7]Oooh [G7]Oooh
[Cm]Oooh [Bb]Oooh [G#7]Oooh [G7]Oooh
[Cm]Oooh [Bb]Oooh [G#7]Oooh [G7]Oooh
[Cm]Black and orange [Bb]stray cat [G#7]sitting on a [G7]fence[Cm] [Bb] [G#7] [G7]
[Cm]Ain't got e[Bb]nough dough to [G#7]pay the [G7]rent[Cm] [Bb] [G#7] [G7]
[Cm]I'm flat [Bb]broke but [G#7]I don't [G7]care
Am (TACET)
I strut right by with my tail in the air
[Fm]Stray cat [D#]strut I'm a [C#7]lady's [C7]cat
I'm a [Fm]feline casa[D#m]nova yeah [C#]man that's [C7]that
Get a [Fm]shoe thrown [D#m]at me by a [C#]mean old [C7]man
Fm (TACET)
Get my dinner from a garbage can
[Cm] [Bb] [G#7] [G7](meow)
[Cm] [Bb] [G#7] [G7]  
(Yeah don't cross my path)
FIRST SOLO
[Fm]I don't bother [Fm7]chasing mice aroun[Cm]d
[Fm]I slink down the alley looking for a fight
[D7]Howling to the moonlight on a [G7]hot summer's night
[Cm]Singing the [Bb]blues while the [G#7]ladies cat [G7]cry
[Cm]Wild stray [Bb]cat you're [G#7]real gone [G7]guy
[Cm]I wish I could [Bb]be as [G#7]carefree and [G7]wild
Cm (TACET)
But I got cat class and I got cat style
[Cm] [Bb] [G#7] [G7]  
[Cm] [Bb] [G#7] [G7]  
SECOND SOLO
(Repeat verse after FIRST SOLO once)
OUTRO LICK
 
 ---------------------------------
 ---------------------------------

[Cm] [Bb] [G#7] [G7] [Fm] [Fm7] [D7]  
 
 -3- -1- -4- -3- -8- -8- -5-
 -4- -3- -4- -3- -9- -9- -7-
 -5- -3- -5- -4- -10- -8- -5-
 -5- -3- -4- -3- -10- -10- -7-
 -3- -1- -6- -5- -8- -8- -5-
 -3- -1- -4- -3- -8- -8- -5-

Impress some people with this!
Adrian.
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