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Stray Cat Strut

Stray Cats

Intro: / Cm - Bb - / Ab - G / x6


Cm (½)                    Bb (½)  Ab (½)       G (½)      / Cm - Bb - / Ab - G /

Black and orange stray cat sittin' on a fence

Cm (½)        Bb (½)              Ab (½)  G (½)     / Cm - Bb - / Ab - G /

Ain't got enough dough to pay the rent.


Cm (½)     Bb (½)   Ab (½)   G (½)          

I'm flat broke but I don't care, 

      Cm (hold 2)

I strut right by with my tail in the air


    Fm (½)    Eb (½)      Db (½) C (½)         

Stray cat strut I'm a ladies cat, I'm a

Fm  (½)      Eb (½)       Db (½)        C (½)

feline Casanova hey man that's that

           Fm (½)       Eb (½)             Db (½)      C (½)  

Get a shoe thrown at me from a mean old man. 

  Fm (hold 2)

Get my dinner from a garbage can.


Solo: / Cm - Bb - / Ab - G / x5

         Cm (hold 2)



Fm                    Fm7               Cm (2)  

I don't bother chasing mice around. 

   Fm (2)

I slink down the alley looking for a fight

 D7                                       G7#5                 

howlin' to the moonlight on a hot summer night. 


Cm (½)         Bb (½)            Ab (½)       G (½)

Singin' the blues while the lady cats cry

Cm (½)        Bb (½)        Ab (½)       G (½)

Wild stray cat you're a real gone guy. 

    Cm (½)        Bb (½)  Ab (½)          G (½)

I wish I could be as care-free and wild, but I

 Cm (hold 2)

got cat class and I got cat style.


Solo: / Cm - Bb - / Ab - G / x7

         Cm (hold 2)


Repeat from Chorus to Solo



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