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Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat tab

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Morph The Cat

The intro and the first two verses can be played as the 
following as tabbed-which may require a certain degree 
of co-ordination, or the use of a sequencer to record 
the bass line. Throughout the verses it could be played
with the Em and Dm chords over a G bass..or simply with
just a G7 or G9 throughout ( as would be the case in most
commercially released sheet music.) And with any format 
such as this, it is recommended one initially play along
with the recording a few times 
in order to get the timing down.

small case letters above chord symbols 
indicate individual notes:
c4: middle C, and notes above in that octave...
c5: C above middle C
c3: C below middle C  etc.
numbers behind notes will only be indicated 
when notes enter another octave or begin a new line

chord in bracket played on guitar
bass:
g2       a g d      a g d d  d g a bb a g g       a bb b....


 g2        a g d      a g d d  d g a bb a g g       a bb b....
(G7no3)N.C.

add elec piano:
       g3    f     g       f   f                 g   f    g   f
(G7no3)Em    Dm    Em     Dm              (G7no3)Em  Dm   Em  Dm
g2        a g d    a g d d  d g a bb a g g         a bb b.....


       g3    f     g       f   f                 g   f    g   f
(G7no3)Em    Dm    Em     Dm              (G7no3)Em  Dm   Em  Dm
g2        a g d    a g d d  d g a bb a g g          a bb b.....

continue similie with lyrics:

High above Manhattan town 
What floats and has a shape like that 
Fans like us who watch the skies 
We know it's the Morph the Cat 

Gliding like a big blue cloud 
From Tomkins Square to Upper Broadway 
Beyond the park to Sugar Hill 
Stops a minute for latte' 

   Em7
He oozes down the heating duct 
Swims like seaweed down the hall 
He briefly digs your wiggy pad 
And seeps out through the wall 

c5    C   b4   b    a     a    g     g
Cm6/d     Gmaj7/d   D9         Em/D
Kind  of  like an   arc   tic  mind  bath 

c5     d   b     b   a      a   g
Cm6/d  D7  Em7/D     D7         Em7
Cool   and sweet and slight  ly rough 

d5   d   C     C  b4   b   a      a
G/C      D9       G7/d     E7sus4 Am/D
Li  quid light on New York Ci     ty 


A9/C#             Dadd9 d   B7+9+5  C9
Chris tmas  with  out   the chintzy stuff 


       g3    f     g       f   f              g   f    f    d
(G7no3)Em    Dm    Em     Dm              (G7)Em   Dm   Em  Dm
 g2          a g d    a g d d  d g a bb a g g       a bb b.....


continue simile with lyrics:
What exactly does he want 
This Rabelasian puff of smoke 
To make you feel all warm and cozy 
Like you heard a good joke 

Like you heard an Arlen tune 
Or bought yourself a crazy hat 
Like you had a Mango Cooler 
Ooh- Morph the Cat 

     Em7
He's all the talk in shops and schoolyards 
Sutton Place - the Automat 
Players playin' in da Bronx 
Respect to Morph the Cat 

c5    C   b4   b    a     a    g     g
Cm6/d     Gmaj7/d   D9         Em/D
Kind  of  like an   arc   tic  mind  bath 

c5     d   b     b   a      a   g
Cm6/d  D7  Em7/D     D7         Em7
Cool   and sweet and slight  ly rough 

d5   d   C     C  b4   b   a      a
G/C      D9       G7/d     E7sus4 Am/D
Li  quid light on New York Ci     ty 

A9/C#                Dadd9 d  B7+9+5  C9
Chris tmas  with  out  the chintzy  stuff 

   Am7/D   D7       Am7/D
So rich is his char isma 
                       Cmaj7
You can almost hear it sing 

   F#m7/b    B7
He skims the roofs 
                          a4     g    a      g
    F#m7/b         Em    F#m/E   Em   F#m/E  Em  
And bells begin to sing.. 

a       g   a       g    a      g    a      g    g     g     f#
F#m/E  Em   F#m/E   Em   F#m/E  Em   F#m/E  Em Cmaj7  Eb/Gb  F#m7/b 

.as verse,guitar with muted trumpet,
       g3    f     g       f   f                       g   f    f    d
(G7no3)Em    Dm    Em     Dm              (G7no3)      Em   Dm   Em  Dm
g2           a g d    a g d d  d g a bb a g g       a bb b....

        g3    f     g      f   f                  g   f    f    d
(G7no3) Em    Dm    Em     Dm              (G7no3)Em  Dm   Em  Dm
 g2           a g d    a g d d  d g a bb a g g       a bb b.....

        g3    f     g      f   f                      g   f    f    d
(G7no3) Em    Dm    Em     Dm              (G7no3)Em  Dm   Em  Dm
 g2           a g d    a g d d  d g a bb a g g       a bb b.....
   
        g3    f     g      f   f                  g   f    f    d
(G7no3) Em    Dm    Em     Dm              (G7no3)Em  Dm   Em  Dm
 g2        a g d    a g d d  d g a bb a g g    a bb b.....

    Em7
Chi nese cashiers can feel it now 
Grand old gals at evening mass 
Young racketeers 
And teenage models 
Laughing on the grass 

c5    C   b4   b    a     a    g     g
Cm6/d     Gmaj7/d   D9       Em/D
Bles sed  Yan  kees have  an ally 

c5      d    b     b    a     a   g
Cm6/d   Em7/D      D7        Em7
When   this fe    line comes to  bat 

d5    d   C   C  b4   b   a      a
G/C       D9     G7/d     E7sus4 Am/D
Brin ging joy to old  Man hat    tan 

A9/C#           Dadd9 d   B7+9+5  C9
All watch the skies for Morph the Cat
 
        g3    f     g      f   f                   g   f    f    d
(G7no3) Em    Dm    Em     Dm              (G7no3) Em  Dm   Em  Dm
 g2           a g d    a g d d  d g a bb a g g         a bb b....   
repeat and fade
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