Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut Chords & Tabs

 

Stray Cat Strut Chords & Tabs

Stray Cats Chords & Tabs

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Stray Cat Strut Tab

   
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From: Andre van de Water 
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----------------------------------------------




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----------------------------------



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----------------------------------


***************************************************************************************************************

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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               Bb        Ab           G7
(Black and orange stray cat sittin' on a fence ect)


(instrumental)
Cm   Bb | Ab   G7|Cm(tacet)|     |

Verse 2

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  |---------------------|------------------|



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[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/stray_cats/stray_cat_strut_tab_ver_2.html ]
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Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
---------------

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   Bb   G#7  G7
Oooh Oooh Oooh Oooh

Cm   Bb   G#7  G7
Oooh Oooh Oooh Oooh

Cm   Bb   G#7  G7
Oooh Oooh Oooh Oooh


FIRST SOLO



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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