Intro: Em / Em/D# / Em/D / Em/C# / Cmaj7 / B7 / Em Em Em/D# Em/D Everybody wants to be a cat, E/C# Cmaj7 Am6/C because a cat's the only cat C7 B7 who knows where it's at. Em Em/D# Em/D Em/C# Everybody's pickin' up on that feline beat, Cmaj7 Bm7 Em Bm7 / Em 'cause everything else is obsolete. Em Am Am/G# Now a square with a horn, Am/G Am/F# can make you wish you weren't born, G ever'time he plays; B7 and with a square in the act, he can set music back Em Am B7 / C / B7 to the caveman days. Em Em/D# Em/D I've heard some corny birds who tried to sing, Em/C# Cmaj7 Am6/C but a cat's the only cat C7 B7 who knows how to swing. Em Who wants to dig a long-haired gig or stuff like that? When everybody wants to be a cat. A square with that horn, makes you wish you weren't born, ever'time he plays; and with a square in the act, he's gonna set this music back to the Stone Age 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. Everybody digs a swingin' cat.