Al Stewart Year Of The Cat chords
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Year of the Cat by Al Stewart (notated by Jeff A. Estefan firstname.lastname@example.org) (full version & corrections by email@example.com) 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 VERSE 1: 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) VERSE 2: 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 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. STRING SOLO: Cmaj7 D Em (three times) Am7 D ACOUSTIC SOLO: Cmaj7 D Em (three times) Am7 D G7 G G7 G G#m7 Am D ELECTRIC SOLO: G7 D G7 D G7 D C A SAX SOLO: Cmaj7 D Em (three times) Am7 D VERSE 3: 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 SAX SOLO: G7 G G7 G G#m7 Am D INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat & fade) Cmaj7 D Em (three times) Am7 D 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.