Cat Stevens - Father And Son Chords & Tabs

 

Father And Son Chords & Tabs

Cat Stevens Chords & Tabs

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Father And Son Tab

   
This is a tab I found on UG, it's got not author so I can't say who transcribed 
all the chords, but I completely re-did the solo, I couldn't find a decent tab of 
it anywhere on the net. 
I also formatted so it's a bit easier to follow through with the song. The solo is 
going to be a bit off but it's pretty damn close. 
If your interested, I transcribed the solo off of a Youtube clip, only decent one 
I could find, here's the link to the clip, it may help :) ENJOY!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO84NFc-83k&feature=related

Mattech
mattattafe@hotmail.com


Cat Stevens - Father and Son

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Chords:    G       C/G       Bm7         C        Am7       Em       D
        355433    335553    224232     332010    x02013   022000   x00232
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-Brackets mean ghost note - don't strum but let the last strum ring through eg.(10)
-Dot means don't let the note ring out eg. 5.

Intro
                                          ***
E |-----3-----3------3---3--------3--------5----------|
B |-----3-----3------3---5----------------------------|
G |-----4-----4------4---5----5-------5---------5-----|
D |-----5-----5------5---5----------------------------|
A |-----5-----5------5---3----------------------------|
E |-----3-----3------3---3----------------------------|

***(Whilst holding down C chord, move little finger off
 2nd string, & use to play 'A' note * on 1st string)


Verse 1
          G               D              C           Am7
It's not time to make a change, just re-lax, take it easy,
               G                 Em                Am                D
You're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to know,
        G             D           C             Am7
Find a girl, settle down, if you want, you can marry,
        G         Em           Am7     C    D
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy


Verse 2
        G               Bm7          C                 Am7         G
I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy to be calm,
              Em                  Am7  D                G            Bm7
When you've found something going on,    but take your time, think a lot,
                  C             Am7                 G                Em
Why, think of everything you've got, for you will still be here to-morrow,
            D        G  
But your dreams may not


Fill - (the last G of the verse is the start of the fill) 
        G
E |-----3-----3------3---3--------3--------5----------|
B |-----3-----3------3---5----------------------------|play twice.
G |-----4-----4------4---5----5-------5---------------|2nd time round
D |-----5-----5------5---5----------------------------|only play 1st half.
A |-----5-----5------5---3----------------------------|       |
E |-----3-----3------3---3----------------------------|       | 
  \_______________________/ <---------------------------------+


Verse 3
        G             Bm7            C               Am7
How can I try to ex-plain?    When I do , he turns a-way again!
       G                  Em               Am7  D
It's always been the same,   the same old story,
            G            Bm7           C         Am7
From the moment I could talk, I was ordered to listen,
               G          Em           D     G
Now there's a way, and I know that I have to go away,
    D     C      G    
I know I have to go

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/c/cat_stevens/father_and_son_tab_ver_9.html ]
Fill - (the last G of the verse is the start of the fill) 
        G
E |-----3-----3------3---3--------3--------5----------|
B |-----3-----3------3---5----------------------------|play twice.
G |-----4-----4------4---5----5-------5---------------|
D |-----5-----5------5---5----------------------------|
A |-----5-----5------5---3----------------------------|       
E |-----3-----3------3---3----------------------------|        
  
Guitar Solo

   v v v v
|--0-0-2-3-(3)--|
|--1-1-3-3-(3)--|
|--0-0-2-0-(0)--|
|--2-2-0-0-(0)--|
|--3-3-0-2-(2)--|
|--0-0-0-3-(3)--|

                                        
|--12--10~---8-10--10~--(10)--10--(10)--|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
      h       h       s    h     s      h    s
|--10---12--10-12.--10/3--3-5.--5/7~---3-5--5/7~----|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
    s
|--7/8--7.--5~--3------s---------------|
|------------------5.-5/8.--7-8-7-5-3--|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------s------|
|-0--1--3~---0--1--3~---0--1.--3~-3~-3/5-----|
|-----------------------------------------5~-|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------|
|---------s-----------s-----h-----h-------------|
|--0--2--2/4---0--2--2/4---4-5-4-2-4--2---------|
|----------------------------------------5---5--|
|------------------------------------------5----|
|-----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|
|-------s-----h-p--------------------|
|--4.--4/7~--4-5-4--2--0-------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|


Verse 5
          G              D                C              Am7
It's not time to make a change, just sit down, take it slowly,
     ( A-way ,        A-way,           A-way )

               G                      Em                     Am
You're still young,    that's you're fault       there's so much
                   ( I----            ----know----

            D                   G           D            C             Am7
you have to go through, Find a girl,settle down, if you want you can marry,
 I  have to make this---    de-cision---          ---a-lone!)

         G            Em           Am7    C    D
Look at me ,    I am old, but I'm happy
          ( No !)

Verse 5
          G           Bm7            C               Am7
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
      ( Stay ,       stay,         stay )

       G                   Em             Am7                 D
It's hard,      but it's harder    to ig-nore it!
          ( Why---          ---must---        ---you go ,and make---

                   G           Bm7            C                   Am7
If they were     right, I'd a-gree, but it's them, they know, not me,
     ---this de-cision----            ----a-lone? )

               G          Em           D      G          D      C      G
Now there's a way, and I know that I have to go away, I know I have to go
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