Everybody Wants to be a Cat, the Disney song

Everybody Wants to be a Cat, the Disney song

Everybody Wants to be a Cat

Everybody wants to be a cat is a song featured in Disney’s The Aristocats. An edited version of the song is included in the 1996 movie soundtrack CD. It is originally sung in the animated movie by Scatman Crothers as Scat Cat, Phil Harris as Thomas O’ Malley, Thurl Ravenscroft as Billy Boss the Russian Cat, Robie Lester as Duchess, and Liz English as Marie.

It was also released as a 45 rpm single sang only by Phil Harris and without the cartoon voices that feature in the film.

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Lyrics

[SCAT CAT]
Everybody wants to be a cat
Because a cat’s the only cat
Who knows where it’s at

[THOMAS O’MALLEY]
Tell me
Everybody’s pickin’ up on that feline beat
‘Cause everything else is obsolete

[SCAT CAT, spoken]
Strictly high-button shoes!

[THOMAS O’MALLEY]
A square with a horn makes you wish you weren’t born

[SCAT CAT]
Ever’time he plays

[THOMAS O’MALLEY]
But with a square in the act
You can set music back

[SCAT CAT]
To the caveman days
Cha-cha-ba-dum-bo-day

[THOMAS 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

[BILLY BOSS]
Who wants to dig a long-haired gig and stuff like that?

[SCAT CAT, THOMAS O’MALLEY]
When everybody wants to be a cat

A square with a horn makes you wish you weren’t born
Ever’time he plays

[THOMAS O’MALLEY]
Oh, a-rinky-tinky-tinky

[SCAT CAT, THOMAS O’MALLEY]
With a square in the act, you can set music back
To the caveman days

[MARIE]
Oh, a-rinky-tinky-tinky

[THOMAS O’MALLEY]
Yes

[MARIE, THOMAS O’MALLEY, SCAT CAT]
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

[DUCHESS]
If you want to turn me on
Play your horn, don’t spare the tone
And blow a little soul into the tune

[THOMAS 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

[THOMAS O’MALLEY]
The other cats will all commence
Congregatin’ on the fence
Beneath the alley’s only light

[DUCHESS]
Where every note is out of sight

[ALLEY CATS]
Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat! (Hallelujah!)
Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat! (I’m telling 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…

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