Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat Chords & Tabs


Year Of The Cat Chords & Tabs

Al Stewart Chords & Tabs

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Year Of The Cat Chords

                             Year of the Cat
                               Al Stewart
        (notated by Jeff A. Estefan
           (full version & corrections by
Words & Music by Al Stewart and Peter Wood

INTRO:  Cmaj7  D  Em  (three times)
         Am7    D

BAND IN:  G7   Cmaj7    G7   Cmaj7
          G#m7  Am      D    
        Cmaj7  D  Em  (three times)
         Am     D
     Cmaj7          Bm7       Em
On a morning from a Bogart movie
     Cmaj7              Bm7             Em
in a country where they turned back time
       Cmaj7                  Bm7        Em
you go strolling through the crowd like
                    Am7             D
Peter Lorre contemplating a crime.
          Cmaj7       Bm7          Em
She comes out of the sun in a silk dress
               B                  C
running like a water color in the rain.
C            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)

    Cmaj7            Bm7           Em
She doesn't give you time for questions
       Cmaj7        Bm7          Em
as she locks up you arm in hers.
        Cmaj7            Bm7       Em
And you follow 'til your sense of
                   Am7                  D
which direction completely disappears.
       Cmaj7       Bm7            Em
By the blue-tiled walls near the market stalls
          B                         C
there's a hidden door she leads you to.
 C                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)

         B                 C
Well she looks at you so cooly
        G                    D
and her eyes shine like the moon
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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.

        Cmaj7  D  Em  (three times)
         Am7    D

        Cmaj7  D  Em  (three times)
         Am7    D
          G7   G    G7     G
        G#m7   Am    D

          G7   D    G7    D
          G7   D    C    A

        Cmaj7  D  Em  (three times)
         Am7    D

     Cmaj7            Bm7                Em
Well morning comes and you're still with her
        Cmaj7          Bm7        Em
and the bus and the tourists are gone.
            Cmaj7             Bm         Em
And you've thrown away your choice and
                        Am7               D
lost your ticket so you have to stay on.
         Cmaj7         Bm7             Em
But the drumbeat strains of the night
              B                     C
remain in the rhythm of the newborn day.
C             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 until sax solo)
        Cmaj7  D  Em  (three times)
         Am7    D

          G7   G    G7     G
        G#m7   Am    D

INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat & fade)
        Cmaj7  D  Em  (three times)
         Am7    D


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.