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The Aristocats


The Aristocats
Scales And Arpeggios

Thomas O'Malley Cat
Everybody Wants To Be A Cat



The Aristocats
Maurice Chevalier

Which pets' address
Is the finest in Paris?
Which pets possess
The longest pedigree?
Which pets get to sleep
On velvet mats?
Naturellement! The Aristocats!

Which pets are blessed
With the fairest forms and faces?
Which pets know best
All the gentle social graces?
Which pets live
On cream and loving pats?
Naturellement! The Aristocats!

They show aristocatic bearing
When they're seen upon
An airing
And aristocatic flair
In what they do
And what they say!

Aristocats are never found
In alleyways or hanging around
The garbage cans where
Common kitties play, oh no

Which pets are known
To never show their claws?
Which pets are prone
To hardly any flaws?
To which pets do the others
Tip their hats?
Naturellement! The Aristocats!

(Singing in French)



Scales And Arpeggios
Marie, Duchess, Toulouse & Berlioz

Marie
Doe Me So Doe
Doe So Me Doe
Every truly cultured
Music student knows
You must learn your scales
And your arpeggios

Bring the music
Ringing from your chest
And not your nose
While you sing your scales
And your arpeggios

Berlioz
If you’re faithful
To your daily practicing
You will find your
Progress is encouraging

Doe Me So Me
Doe Me So Me
Fa La, so it goes
When you do your scales
And your arpeggios

Marie
Doe Me So Doe

Marie & Duchess
Doe Me So Doe
Doe So Me Doe
Doe Me So Doe
Doe So Me Doe

Though at first it seems
As though it doesn’t show
Like a tree
Ability will bloom and grow

Marie, Duchess & Toulouse
If you’re smart
You’ll learn by heart
What every artist knows

Marie & Duchess
You must sing your scales

Everyone
And your arpeggios



Thomas O’Malley Cat
O’Malley

I like a chee-chee-chee-chee-rony
Like they make at home or
A healthy fish
With a big backbone

I'm Abraham de Lacy
Giuseppe Casey
Thomas O'Malley
O'Malley, the alley cat!

I've got that wanderlust
Gotta walk the scene
Gotta kick up highway dust
Feel the grass that's green
Gotta strut them city streets
Showin' off my eclat
Yeah!

Tellin' my friends
Of the social elite
Or some cute cat
I happen to meet
That I'm Abraham de Lacy
Guiseppe Casey
Thomas O'Malley
O'Malley, the alley cat!

I'm king of the highway
Prince of the boulevard
Duke of avant-garde
The world is my back yard
So if you're goin' my way
That's the road you wanna seek
Calcutta to Rome or
Home sweet home in Paris
Magnifique, you all

I only got myself
And this big old world
But I sip that cup of life
With my fingers curled
I don't worry what road to take
I don't have to think of that
Whatever I take
Is the road I make
It's the road of life
Make no mistake
For me
Yeah!

Abraham de Lacy
Guiseppe Casey
Thomas O'Malley
O'Malley, the alley cat!
That's right
And I'm very proud of that
Yeah!



Everybody Wants to be a Cat
Scat Cat, O’Malley & Duchess

Scat Cat
Everybody wants to be a cat
Because a cat's the only cat
Who knows where it's at

O'Malley
Tell me!
Everybody's pickin' up on that feline beat
'Cause everything else is obsolete
A square with a horn
Can make you wish you weren't born

Scat Cat
Everytime he plays

O'Malley
But with a square in the act
You can set music back

Scat Cat
To the caveman days

O'Malley
I've heard some corny birds who tried to sing

Scat Cat
Still a cat's the only cat
Who knows how to swing

Russian Cat
Who wants to dig
A long-haired gig
And stuff like that?

O'Malley & Scat Cat
When everybody wants to be a cat
A square with a horn
Makes you wish you weren't born
Every time he plays

O'Malley
Oh, a-rinky tinky dinky

O'Malley & Scat Cat
With a square in the act
You can set music back
To the caveman days

Marie
Oh, a-rinky tinky dinky

O'Malley, Marie & Scat Cat
Yes, everybody wants to be a cat
Because a cat's the only cat
Who knows where it's at
When playin' jazz
You always has a Welcome mat
'Cause everybody digs a swingin' cat

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

O'Malley
Let's take it to another key

Scat Cat
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

Duchess
Where every note is
Out of sight

Everyone
Everybody, everybody
Everybody wants to be a cat

Scat Cat
Hallelujah!

Everyone
Everybody, everybody
Everybody wants to be a cat

Scat Cat
I'm tellin' you

Everyone
Everybody, everybody
Everybody wants to be a cat

Scat Cat
Yeah!

Everyone
Everybody, everybody
Everybody wants to be a cat

Scat Cat
Mmmmmm!

Everyone
Everybody, everybody
Everybody wants to be a cat

Scat Cat
Hallelujah!

Everyone
Everybody, everybody
Everybody wants to be a cat