ARTIST: Harry Chapin
TITLE: Cats in the Cradle
This is a really good song, i heard it on the radio a few years ago,
and when i took up guitar last year i really wanted to learn it.
My child arrived just the other day
He came to earth in the usual way
But there were planes to catch, and games to play
He learned to walk while i was away
And he was talking 'fore you knew it, and as he grew
A G E A G E
He said "I'm gonna be like you, dad. You know i'm gonna be like you."
And the Cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When ya coming home dad, i dont know when
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A G E A G E
But we'll get together then, yeah, you know we'll have a good time then.
The Chord progression along the verse and the chorus stays the same,
so here are the rest of the lyrics:
My boy turned ten just the other day
he said "thanks for the ball, dad. Come on lets play
Can you teach me to throw?" I said "Not today
I've got a lot to do." He said, "that's okay."
And i walked away, but his smile never dimmed
He said "I'm gonna be like him, yeah. You know i'm gonna be like him."
Well, he came from college just the other day,
So much like a man I just had to say,
Son, I'm proud of you. Can you sit for a while
He shook his head, and he said with a smile,
What I'd really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later. Can I have them please
Well I've long since retired my son's moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
I said, I'd like to see you if you don't mind.
He said, I'd love to, dad, if I could find the time.
You see my new job's a hassle, and the kid's got the flu,
But it's sure nice talking to you, dad.
It's been sure nice talking to you.
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me,
He'd grown up just like me.
My boy was just like me.
I end the song with by slowing down and picking out the last "E"
Chord one note at a time. Enjoy!