YEAR OF THE CAT   (Al Stewart)

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INTRO   piano

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band

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VERSE 1

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On a morning of a Bogart movie, in a country where they turned back time


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You go strollin’ through the crowd like Peter Lorre comtemplating a crime


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She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running like a water colour in the rain


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Don’t bother asking for explanations, she’ll just tell you that she came   


CHORUS

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In the year of the cat…


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VERSE 2

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She doesn’t give you time for questions as she locks up your arms in hers

And you follow ‘til your sense of.. which direction completely disappears


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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


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In the year of the cat…’


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BRIDGE

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Well she looks at you so cooly and her eyes shine like the moon  in the sea


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She comes incense and patchouli, so you take her to find what’s waiting inside


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In the year of the cat…’


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SOLO   acoustic guitar

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electric guitar

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sax

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VERSE 3

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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


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But the drumbeat strains of the night remain in the rhythm of the newborn day

You know sometime you’re bound to leave her, but for now you’re gonna stay


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In the year of the cat…’


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The year of the cat…’


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SOLO sax

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OUTRO  (rep & fade)

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