Andrew Lloyd Webber Gus The Theatre Cat chords
SONG: Gus: The Theatre Cat ARTIST: Andrew Lloyd Webber From the musical, Cats D (4 bars)Gmaj7 D/F# F#7 BmGus is the Cat at the Theatre DoorEm7 A Dsus2 DHis name as I ought to have told you beforeGmaj7 D/F# F#7 BmIs really Asparagus, but that's such a fussG -- F#m7--Em9--G/A G DTo pronounce that we usually call him just GusGmaj7 D/F# F#7 BmHis coat's very shabby. He's thin as a rakeEm7 A Dsus2 DAnd he suffers from palsy that makes his paw shakeGmaj7 D/F# F#7 BmYet he was in his youth quite the smartest of catsG--F#m7--Em9--G/A G DBut no longer a terror to mice and to ratsG D/F# Em7 D/F#For he isn't the cat that he was in his primeG D F#7 BmThough his name was quite famous, he says, in his timeG D/F# Em7 D/F#And whenever he joins his friends at their clubG D F#7 Bm(Which takes place at the back of the neighbouring pub)Em7 A Dsus2 DHe loves to regale them if someone else paysEm7 A Dsus2 DWith anecdotes drawn from his palmiest daysG D/F# Em7 D/F#For he once was a star of the highest degreeG D/F# F#7 BmHe has acted with Irving, he's acted with TreeG D/F# Em7 D/F#And he likes to relate his success on the hallsG D/F# F#7 BmWhere the gallery once gave him seven catcallsG-- F#m7--Em9--G/A Bm BmBut his grandest creation as he loves to tellEm7--F#m7--Gmaj7--G/A Csus2 G DWas Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the FellGmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm"I have played, in my time, every possible partEm7 A Dsus2 DAnd I used to know seventy speeches by heartGmaj7 D/F# F#7 BmI'd extemporize backchat. I knew how to gagG -- F#m7--Em9--G/A G DAnd I knew how to let the cat out of the bagGmaj7 D/F# F#7 BmI knew how to act with my back and my tailEm7 A Dsus2 DWith an hour of rehearsal, I never could failGmaj7 D/F# F#7 Bm I'd a voice that would soften the hardest of heartsG--F#m7-Em9-G/A G D Whether I took the lead, or in character partsG D/F# Em7 D/F#I have sat by the bedside of poor little NellG D/F# F#7 BmWhen the curfew was rung then I swung on the bellG D/F# Em7 D/F#In the pantomime season I never fell flatG D/F# F#7 BmAnd I once understudied Dick Whittington's catG-- F#m7--Em9--G/A Bm Bm But my grandest creation as history will tell Em7--F#m7--Gmaj7--G/A Csus2 G/B D Was Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the Fell D D DD C#/A D DThen if someone will give him a toothful of ginA7sus/E A7 D DHe will tell how he once played a part in East LynneD C#/A D DAt a Shakespeare performance he once walked on patD A E7 AWhen some actor suggested the need for a catG D/F# Em7 D/F#"And I say now these kittens, they do not get trainedG D/F# F#7 BmAs we did in the days when Victoria reignedG D/F# Em7 D/F#They never get drilled in a regular troupeG D/F# F#7 BmAnd they think they are smart just to jump through a hoop"Em7 A Dsus2 DAnd he says as he scratches himself with his clawsEm7 A Dsus2 D"Well, the theatre is certainly not what it wasG D/F# Em D/F#These modern productions are all very wellG D/F# F#7 BBut there's nothing to equal from what I hear tellG--F#m7--Em9--G/A Bm Bm That moment of mystery when I made history Em7--F#m7--Gmaj6-G/A Csus2 G As Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the Fell" D (Reprise) "I once crossed the stage on a telegraph wire To rescue a child when a house was on fire And I think that I still can much better than most Produce blood-curdling noises to bring on the ghost And I once played Growltiger Could do it again Could do it again Could do it again . . ."