Al Stewart – 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 EmOn a morning from a Bogart movie
Cmaj7 Bm7 Emin a country where they turned back time
Cmaj7 Bm7 Emyou go strolling through the crowd like
Am7 DPeter Lorre contemplating a crime.
Cmaj7 Bm7 EmShe comes out of the sun in a silk dress
B Crunning like a water color in the rain.
C B EmDon't bother asking for explanations.
Am7 DShe'll just tell you that she came
in the Year of the Cat. INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat INTRO chords) VERSE 2:
Cmaj7 Bm7 EmShe doesn't give you time for questions
Cmaj7 Bm7 Emas she locks up you arm in hers.
Cmaj7 Bm7 EmAnd you follow 'til your sense of
Am7 Dwhich direction completely disappears.
Cmaj7 Bm7 EmBy the blue-tiled walls near the market stalls
B Cthere's a hidden door she leads you to.
C B Em "These days," she says, "I feel my life just
Am7 Dlike a river running through
the Year of the Cat." INSTRUMENTAL: (repeat INTRO chords)
B CWell she looks at you so cooly
G Dand her eyes shine like the moon
in the sea.
B CShe comes in incense and pathchouli
G Fso you take her to find what's
C/E Dwaiting 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 EmWell morning comes and you're still with her
Cmaj7 Bm7 Emand the bus and the tourists are gone.
Cmaj7 Bm EmAnd you've thrown away your choice and
Am7 Dlost your ticket so you have to stay on.
Cmaj7 Bm7 EmBut the drumbeat strains of the night
B Cremain in the rhythm of the newborn day.
C B Em You know sometime you're bound to leave her
Am7 Dbut 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.
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