EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT

Música: Floyd Huddleston y Al Rinker
Letra: Floyd Huddleston y Al Rinker



Everybody wants to be a cat
Because a cat's the only cat
Who knows where it's at
Tell me, everybody's pickin' up on that feline beat
'Cause everything else is obsolete

A square with a horn
Makes you wish you weren't born
Ever' time he plays
But with a square in the act
You can set music back
To the caveman days

I've heard some corny birds who tried to sing
But still a cat's the only cat who knows how to swing
Who wants to dig a long-haired gig or stuff like that
When everybody wants to be a cat

A square with a horn
Makes you wish you weren't born
Ever' time he plays
With a square in the act
You can set music back
To the caveman days

Everybody wants to be a cat
Because a cat's the only cat
Who knows where it's at
While playin' jazz you always has a welcome mat
'Cause everybody digs a swingin' cat

If you want to turn me on
Play your horn don't spare the tone
And blow a little soul into the tune

Let's take it to another key
Modulate and wait for me
I'll take a few ad-libs and pretty soon

The other cats will all commence
Congregatin' on the fence
Beneath the alley's only light
Where every note is out of sight

Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat!
Hallelujah!
Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat!
I'm tellin' you!
Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat!
Yeah!
Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat!
Mmm!
Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat!
Hallelujah!
Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat!