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Year Of The Cat
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

Year Of The Cat Chords And Lyrics By Al Stewart For The Acoustic

Welcome to my Year Of The Cat chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, a partial acoustic demo, song lyrics, a clip of Al Stewart, some rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

Year Of The Cat
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

Year Of The Cat was a single from the album of the same name which was released back in 1976. The single reached #8 on Billboard the following year.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat will work for this song however there are some areas where I'm doing some quick shuffle strumming while playing over the melody riff 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Cmaj7, D, Em, Am7, D7, Gmaj7, E, Bm, B7, C, G, F, Gmaj, G6, 

Year Of The Cat Lyrics

On a morning from a Bogart movie
In a country where they turn back time
You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
Contemplating a crime
She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
Like a watercolor in the rain
Don't bother asking for explanations
She'll just tell you that she came
In the year of the cat

She doesn't give you time for questions
As she locks up your arm in hers
And you follow till your sense of which direction
Completely disappears
By the blue tiled walls near the market stalls
There's a hidden door she leads you to
These days, she says, "I feel my life
Just like a river running through
The year of the cat

Why she looks at you so coolly?
And her eyes shine --like the moon in the sea
She comes in incense -and patchouli
So you take her, to find what's waiting inside
The year of the cat

Well morning comes and you're still with her
And the bus and the tourists are gone
And you've thrown away your choice and lost your ticket
So you have to stay on
But the drumbeat strains of the night remain
In the rhythm of the new-born day
You know sometime you're bound to leave her
But for now you're going to stay
In the year of the cat
Year of the cat

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Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart


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