How To Play Alley Cat Song

Alley Cat by songwriter Frank Bjorn


In 1962 Alley Cat Song was written by Jack Harlen (words) and Frank Bjorn (music).
Play moderately slow, 4/4 time.





    C                                                                          G7
 He goes on the / prowl each night * / like an Al-ley / Cat, * * * / 
                                                                                              C
Look - in’ for some / new de - light * / like an Al - ley / Cat * * *
                                                                                                                             G7
 She can’t trust him / out of sight, * / there’s no doubt of / that. * * * / 
                                                                                               C
 He just don’t know / wrong from right * / like an Al - ley / Cat. * * .....
       F                                       C                                    D7
He / meets ‘em * * / * * * and / loves ‘em * * / * * * and / leaves ‘em * * / * * * * /
(Mee-0w) (Mee-0w) (Mee-0w)
                                          G7                       C
 that's what Cat - sa- / no – va does. * / It’s no way to / treat a pal, * /
                                  G7
she should tell him, / scat! * * * / Aren’t you sor – ry / for that gal * /
                              C
With her al - ley / cat? * * .....
        F                                               C                                       D7
He / meets ‘em * * / * * * and / loves ‘em * * / * * * and /leaves ‘em * * / * * * * /
(Mee-0w) (Mee-0w) (Mee-0w)
                                                 G7                         C
like that Cat - sa- / no – va does. * / That’s no way to / treat a pal, * /
                                   G7     
she should tell him, / scat! * * * / Aren’t you sor – ry / for that gal * /
                           C                              F         F#dim       C             A7
with her al - ley / cat? * - And that’s the sad, sad, tale of a / lone-some frail, __ /
   D7        G7        C
* and her Al-ley / Cat.___ * ||



  • Chord Breakdown
L.h. / R.H.

C = C/EGC

G7 = D/BFB

C= EGC

G7 = D/ BFB

C = C/EGC

F = F/FAD *

C = C/EAD

D7 = D/F#AD

G7 = D/BFB

C = C/EGC * (repeat back to *)

Coda

C = C/EGC

F = F/DAD

F#dim = F#/EbAD

C = G/ECE

A = C#GA

D7 = D/CF#A

G7 = G/BFB

C = C/EGC

  • L.H. Riff
G, G#, A, A#, B, C, C#, D

Have fun with the song!



Score to Alley Cat, here.

Guitar tabs and piano chord chart, here.

 A great songwriter, mostly popular for Alley Cat Song. Also goes by,
Bent FabricBent Fabricius-BjerreFrank Barcley

Frank Bjorn also wrote The Happy Puppy! :=)

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