Lyrics from The Aristocats

"The Aristocats"
"Thomas O'malley Cat"
"She Never Felt Alone"
"Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat"
"Scales and Arpeggios"


The Aristocats
Which pet's address
Is the finest in Paris?
Which pets posess
The longest pedigrees?
Which pets get to sleep
On velvet mats?
Naturalment! 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?
Naturalment! The aristocats

The 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 can 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?
Naturalment! The aristocats

Naturalment! Naturalment!
Oh, naturalment!
The aristocats


Thomas O'malley Cat
I like a cheech-a-cheech-chee-roni
Like they make at home
Or a healthy fish with a big backbone
I'm Abraham delacy
Guiseppe Casey
Thomas O'malley
O'malley, the alley cat

I've got a 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 deLacy
Guiseppe Casey
Thomas O'malley
O'malley, the alley cat

I'm king of the highway
Prince of the beaulevard
Duke of the avant garde
The world is my backyard
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
When 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
The road of life
Make no mistake, for me
Yeah, Abraham deLacy
Guiseppe Casey
Thomas O'malley
O'malley, the alley cat
That's right
And I'm very proud of that, yeah!


She Never Felt Alone
Through all our days
In tender ways
Her love for us was shown
And so, you see
We can't leave her alone

She'd always say
That we're the greatest
Treasure she could own
Because with us
She never felt alone

Her troubles would disappear
Long as she could have us near
Darling, can't you see
We're her only family!

Her days were filled with happy hours
Although her youth had flown
And that is why
She never felt alone


Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Ev'rybody wants to be a cat
Because a cat's the only cat
Who knows where it's at

Tell me!
Ev'rybody's pickin' up on that feline beat
'Cause ev'rything else is obsolete
A square with a horn
Makes you wish you weren't born
Ev'rytime he plays
But with a square in the act
You can set music back
To the cave man days

I've heard some corny birds
Who tried to sing
Still a cat's the only cat
Who knows how to swing
Who wants to dig a long-haired gig
And stuff like that
When ev'rybody wants to be a cat

A square with a horn
Makes you wish you weren't born
Ev'rytime 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

Yes, ev'rybody wants to be a cat
Because a cat's the only cat
Who knows where it's at
When playing scat
Who always has a welcome mat?
'Cause ev'rybody digs a swingin' cat

Ev'rybody, Ev'rybody
Ev'rybody wants to be a cat


Scales and Arpeggios
Do mi so do do so mi do
Do mi so do do so mi do
Ev'ry 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 do your scales and your arpeggios

If you're faithful to your daily practicing
You will find you're progress is encouraging
Do mi so mi do mi so mi fa la so it goes
When you do your scales and your arpeggios

Do mi so do do so mi do
Do mi so do do so mi do
Though at first it seems as though it doesn't show
Like a tree, agility will bloom and grow
If you're smart, you'll learn by heart
What ev'ry artist knows:
You must sing your scales
And your arpeggios


Songs from The Aristocats written by: Terry Gilkyson, Floyd Huddleston, Al Rinker, Richard Sherman, and Robert Sherman.

Songs Performed by: Maurice Chevalier (The Aristocats); Scatman Crothers (Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat); Dean Clark (Scales and Arpeggios); Gary Dubin (Scales and Arpeggios); Liz English (Scales and Arpeggios, Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat); Phil Harris (Thomas O'malley Cat, Ev'rybody Wants to Be Cat); Robie Lester (She Never Felt Alone, Scales and Arpeggios); and Thurl Ravenscroft (Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat).


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