Harry Chapin - Cats In The Cradle Chords & Tabs

 

Harry Chapin Chords & Tabs

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Cats In The Cradle Chords

   
A                    C
Well A child arrived just the other day
D                        A    
He came to the world in the usual way
A                                  C
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
D                      A           
He learned to walk while I was away
G                                      
And he was talkin 'for I knew it and as he grew hedsaid 
C        Fmaj7         A
I'm gonna be like you dad 
C                Fmaj7    A
you know I gonna be like you


A                             G
The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
C                       D
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
A                           G
When you coming home dad,  I dont know when
C              Fmaj7     A 
But we'll get together then 
C                     Fmaj7     A 
You know we'll have a good time then



A                      C
My son turned ten just the other day
D                               A
He said thank for the ball dad c'mon lets play
A                                  C
Could you teach me to throw I said not today  
D                        A
I got a lot do he said that okay
G                                             
And he walked away with a smile and as he did he said
C         Fmaj7        A
I'm gonna be like him,yeah
C                  Fmaj7     A
You know I'm gonna be like him"


A                             G
The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
C                       D
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
A                           G
When you coming home dad,  I dont know when
C              Fmaj7     A 
But we'll get together then 
C                     Fmaj7     A 
You know we'll have a good time then

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A                               C
Well he came home from college just the other day
D                           A
So much like a man I just had to say
A                              C
Son I'm proud of you can you sit for a while
D                        A
He shook his head and he said with a smile 
G
What i'd really like dad is to borrow the car keys 
C         Fmaj7        A
See you later can I have them please?"


A                             G
The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
C                       D
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
A                           G
When you coming home son,  I dont know when
C              Fmaj7     A 
But we'll get together then 
C                     Fmaj7     A 
You know we'll have a good time then

Interlude

F G E A       F G E A


A                           C
I've long since retired my son's moved away 
D                 A
I called him up just the other day
A                               C
I said I'd like to seee you if you dont mind
D                          A
He said I'd love to dad  if I could find the time
G
My new jobs a hassle and my kid's got the flu
C             Fmaj7     A                   
But its nice talkin' to you dad 
C                  Fmaj7     A 
Its been sure nice talkin' to you
G
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
C             Fmaj7     A 
He'd grown up just like me 
C          Fmaj7     A 
My boy was just like me

A                             G
The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
C                       D
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
A                           G
When you coming home son,  I dont know when
C              Fmaj7     A 
But we'll get together then 
C                     Fmaj7     A 
You know we'll have a good time then

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