Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

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Phil Harris

Phil Harris (born Wonga Philip Harris; June 24, 1904 – August 11, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, jazz musician, actor, and comedian. Though successful as an orchestra leader, Harris is remembered today for his recordings as a vocalist, his voice work in animation (probably most famous … more »

Well, little lady, let me elucidate here
Everybody wants to be a cat
Because a cat's the only cat
Who knows were 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'Cause everything else is obsolete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
Every time he plays
But with a square in the act
You can set music back
To the cave man days, cha-cha-ba-dum-bo-day
I've heard some corny birds who who tried to sing
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
Every time he plays
Oh, a rinky-tinky-tinky
With a square in the act you can set music back
To the cave man days
Oh, a rinky-tinky-tinky
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 swinging cat

Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat

Hallelujah!

Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat

Written by: AL RINKER, FLOYD HUDDLESTON

Lyrics © WALT DISNEY MUSIC COMPANY,

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Everybody Wants to Be a Cat