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From: Andre van de Water <water@fys.ruu.nl>
Subject: Re: REQ: STRAY CATS (tab & wanted)
This is what I've collected on Internet, I didn't wrote it!
I'm sure this helps a bit. A guitar magazine made a description of Rock
this town once, if you want to know exactly which magazine let me know.
If you got other song's by the Stray Cats please send them to me.
Here it is:
Stray Cat Strut version I:
This isn't exact, but it impresses the hell out of people once you get
it down just the same. I'm not very proficient at doing tab, and I don't
know exactly how to indicate 8th and 16th notes and the like. Just play
it slowly, note by note, and listen for how it goes together. Where I've
indicated a bent note (e.g., 10-b-12), that means bend the note on the
10th fret until you get the note on the 12th. Don't actually slide up to
or play the note on the 12th fret. Sorry if these instructions are too
simplistic, but I'm not sure what level you're at. Lyrics are probably
off somewhat. The distortion is set pretty high, and the second lead part
uses some heavy-duty flange. Hope this helps you out.
STRAY CAT STRUT
Intro lick:
Cm// Bb// G#// G
E--7/8--8--------------------------------------B--7/8------------------------8--------------G---------10-8---------------8---------10-----8
D---------------10-8-------9--------11-----9--A-----------------------10--------------------E---------------------------------------------Cm
Ooh
Cm
Ooh

Bb
ooh
Bb
ooh

G# G
...
G# G
...

Cm
Bb
G#
Black and orange stray ...
Cm
Bb
G#
Ain't got enough dough to ...
Cm
Bb
G#
G
I'm flat broke but I ...
Cm(stop)
I strut right by ...

G

Fm
Eb
C#
C
Stray Cat Strut I'm a ...
Fm
Eb
C#
C
A feline casanova ...
Fm
Eb
C#
Get a shoe thrown at me from a ...

G

Cm
Cm

C

Bb

Bb
G#

G#
G

G

Fm(stop)
I get my dinner from a ...
FIRST LEAD PART:
Cm

Bb

G#

G
Meow

Cm

Bb
G#
Hey don't ....

G

E-----------8-----------------------------------------------------------B------------------------------------------------------------------------G--10-b-12-----10-8-------------------------------0----------------8-11-10
D-------------------10-8--6-8-6-8-5---------0-1-3---1-0-----8-10-11------A------------------------------------2-s-3--------------3----------------E------------------------------------------------------------------------Then do the verse progression: Cm Bb G# G
E-----------------------------8-------8-10-8
B-------------------------------------8----G------------------8-10-b-12----8-10--8----D---------------10-------------------------A----------9-10----------------------------E--8-10-11---------------------------------Fm
Cm Cm(add D)** Cm Cm(add D) Cm
I don't bother ...
Fm
(**On Cm add D, play a Cm cho=
rd
I slink down the alley ....and add the D not on the
D
G
first string, 10th fret)
Howlin' to the moon on a ...
Cm
Bb
G#
Singin' the blues ...
Cm
Bb
G#
I'm a stray cat and you're ....
Cm
Bb
G#
I wish I could be as ...
Cm(stop)
But I got cat class and I ....

G
G
G

SECOND LEAD PART:
E--8--11--10--8---4-3---8--11--10--8-11-10-8-------------------------8---B--8--11--10--8---4-3---8--11--10------------11-10-8---------------------G--8--11--10--8---5-4---8--11--10--------------------11-10-8-10-b-12--8--D-10---------10---6-5---10----------------------------------------------10
A------------------------------------------------------------------------E------------------------------------------------------------------------Back into "I don't bother..." part as before.

Outro:
Cm

Bb

G#

G

E--7/8-8-------------------------10
B--7/8----------------------------8
G---------10-8--------------------8
D--------------10-8-----7-9-10---10
A--------------------10-----------E----------------------------------

Play the last chord furiously
to abrupt end of song.

Stray Cat Strut version II:
This is the basic progression: Cm Bb Ab G7
=09=09=09
Stray Cat Strut
=09=09=09=09 by
=09=09=09
The Stray Cats
Shuffle
|Cm
Bb
Oooh

|Ab

G7

| cont.
Oooh

|

Cm
Bb
Ab
Black and orange stray ...

|
G7

Cm
Bb
Ab
Ain't got enough dough to ....

G7

Cm
Bb
Ab
G7
I'm flat broke but I don't care,
.

G7 (tacet)
I strut ....

Fm
Eb
Db
C7
Fm
Stray cat strut I'm a ladies cat, I'm a ....
.
Fm
Eb
Db
Get a shoe thrown at me from a ....
can.
(instrumental)
Cm Bb | Ab G7|Cm(tacet)|

C7

Eb

Db

C7

Fm (tacet)

|

Verse 2
Fm
Fm7
Cm
Fm
I don't bother chasing mice around. I slink ....=
ight
D7
G7
howlin' to the moonlight on a hot summer ...
e
Ab
G7
Cm
Bb
lady cats cry. Wild stray cat ....
s

Ab

Cm

G7

Bb

Cm

Bb

Ab
G7
Cm(tacet)
care-free and wild, but I got ....
solo
|Cm Bb |Ab G7 | etc.
repeat verse 2
|Cm Bb
=09=09
=09=09
=09=09
=09=09
=09=09
=09=09

|Ab G7 |Cm (tacet)
Cm
|-8-------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|
|---11-10-8-10-8------|------------------|
|----------------10-8-|---7-9-10---------|
|---------------------|10----------------|
|---------------------|------------------|

Please don't touch:
Stray Cats : Please Don't Touch
=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=
=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9=F9
I Heard this song and tabbed it, i hope somebody gets something from it.
It's not original Stray Cat's song, i do not just remember who was the
original writer. Enjoy :)
Begin:
E
B
G
D
A
E

||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-------------------------||-------------------3-0--------------------||-----------------------2-0----------------||---------------------------2-0----2-------||----------------------------------2-------||------------------------------------------"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
This part is also main riff, it
will be played at end of every
chorus.

Loop 4 times
---------------------------------------------2--2--2--2----3-----3-

Chords are :
Em
A D A Em
Chorus :
A
Em
Please ...,
A
Em
I'll shake ...
A
Em
Please don't ...
D
I'll shake .....{riff}

Good luck..............
Two Beers Or Not Two Beers
-- Shakebeers -Andre van de Water
email:water@fys.ruu.nl