Year Of The Cat

Al Stewart


Top 40


Top 40


Top 40


Top 40

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Stewart schreef de song al in 1966 toen hij de Britse comedian Tony Hancock had gezien. Hancock pleegde zelfmoord in 1968 na een depressieve periode in zijn leven d.m.v. een drugsoverdosis.
De originele titel was 'Foot of the stage' met refrein: 'Your tears fall down like rain at the foot of the stage'.
Veel songs van Stewart hebben overigens alternatieve teksten, hij maakte er een gewoonte van eerst de muziek te componeren en pas later een bijpassende tekst erbij te schrijven. Toen hij zich realiseerde dat Hancock in de VS bepaald geen publiekslieveling was geweest, heeft hij de tekst 'Year of the Cat' voor deze song geschreven.


Wist je dat? "Year of the cat" is de enige single van Al die in de Engelse charts gestaan heeft. Het nummer bereikte slechts de 31e plaats als hoogste notering. Desondanks haalde het gelijknamige album wel de status van goud.

Al Stewart

A-kant Titel

Year Of The Cat

A-kant Lengte


A-kant Componist(en)

Al Stewart, Peter Wood

A-kant Producer(s)

Alan Parsons

B-kant titel

Broadway Hotel

B-kant lengte


B-kant componist(en)

Al Stewart

B-kant producer(s)

Alan Parsons





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Hoogste positie US



Year Of The Cat

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Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat

On a morning from a Bogart movie
In a country where they turn back time
You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
Contemplating a crime
She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
Like a watercolour in the rain
Don't bother asking for explanations
She'll just tell you that she came
In the year of the cat

She doesn't give you time for questions
As she locks up your arm in hers
And you follow 'till your sense of which direction
Completely disappears
By the blue tiled walls near the market stalls
There's a hidden door she leads you to
These days, she says, I feel my life
Just like a river running through
The year of the cat

Well, she looks at you so cooly
And her eyes shine like the moon in the sea
She comes in incense and patchouli
So you take her, to find what's waiting inside
The year of the cat

Well, morning comes and you're still with her
And the bus and the tourists are gone
And you've thrown away your choice and lost your ticket
So you have to stay on
But the drum-beat strains of the night remain
In the rhythm of the new-born day
You know SOMETIME you're bound to leave her
But for now you're going to stay
In the year of the cat

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