Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold 2014 cover

Cathouse Blues

I’m still a dreamer’s fancy

“Cathouse Blues” is a track from 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault (2014), Stevie Nicks’s eighth solo album.


I got the cathouse blues
I wear the highest of high heel shoes
Whoa, whoa, darling
It’s hard to be surrounded
Where the women are lazy
And the men are rude
I got the can’t walk, don’t talk blues
I creep on cat’s feet
I don’t speak loose
Yourself in velvet
Forget we ever met
I got the closed-in, the cathouse blues
Eyes that say
I guess you don’t remember
I guess that I was younger
The cat sleeps alone
Sleeps only in the sun
But she’ll awake the night and she’ll be gone
Singing the cathouse blues
I need some new red velvet shoes
I’m still a dreamer’s fancy
They say I’m pretty classy
I’m just a feline silky cat come true
I’m just a feline silky cat come true
I’m just a feline silky cat come true

(Stevie Nicks) © 2014 Welsh Witch Music (BMI). Administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)

About the Song

“Cathouse Blues” dates back to a late 1960s demo. “I’m pretty sure “Cathouse Blues” was written in 1969, before Lindsey and I moved to L.A.”

Original Demo

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Tannenbaum, R. (2014). Stevie Nicks admits past pregnancy with Don Henley and more about her wild history. Billboard.

24 Karat Gold – Deluxe Edition

  1. Starshine
  2. If You Were My Love
  3. Mabel Normand
  4. Twisted (Bonus Track)
  5. 24 Karat Gold
  6. Belle Fleur
  7. All The Beautiful Worlds
  8. Lady
  9. I Don’t Care
  10. Watch Chain (Bonus Track)
  11. Hard Advice
  12. Carousel
  13. Blue Water
  14. Cathouse Blues
  15. The Dealer
  16. She Loves Him Still