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Cats In The Cradle

Song Author Harry Chapin Lyrics by: Harry Chapin Performer: Ugly Kid Joe Submitted by: Anonymous
Capo on 1. fret (for original key in F)

[E]A child arrived just the [G]other day
[A]Came to the world in the [E]usual way
[E]There were planes to catch, [G]bills to pay
[A]He learned to walk while I [E]was away
[D]He was talking 'fore I knew it
and when he could, he said
[G]"I'm gonna be like [E]you, dad,
[G]You know I'm gonna be like [E]you"

[E]The cats in the cradle and [D]the silver spoon
[G]Little boy blue and a [A]man on the moon
[E]When you comin' home dad, I [D]don't know when
[G]We'll get together [E]then,
[G]You know we'll have a good time [E]then

[E]My son turned ten just the [G]other day
He said [A]"Thanks for the ball dad, come [E]on, let's play
[E]Could you teach me to throw?", I said [G]"Not today
I got a [A]lot to do", he said "[E]That's OK"
[D]He walked away with a smile on his face, he said
[G]"I'm gonna be [E]like him, yeah,
[G]you know I'm gonna be like [E]him"

[E]The cats in the cradle and [D]the silver spoon
[G]Little boy blue and a [A]man on the moon
[E]When you comin' home dad, I [D]don't know when
[G]We'll get together [E]then,
[G]You know we'll have a good time [E]then

[E]Well he came from college just the [G]other day
So [A]much like a man I just [E]have to say
[E]I'm proud of you, could you [G]sit for a while
He [A]shook his head and he [E]said with a smile
What [D]I'm feeling like, dad, is to borrow the car keys
[G]see you later, can I [E]have them please

[E]The cats in the cradle and [D]the silver spoon
[G]Little boy blue and a [A]man on the moon
[E]When you comin' home son, I [D]don't know when
[G]We'll get together [E]then, dad.
[G]You know we'll have a good time [E]then
[C]    [D]    [Bm]    [E]    
[C]    [D]    [Bm]    [E]    
[E]I've long since retired, my [G]son moved away
[A]I called him up just the [E]other day
[E]I'd like to see you, if [G]you don't mind
He said: I'd [A]love to, dad, if I could [E]find the time.
You see, [D]my new job's hassle and the kids got the flu,
but it's [G]sure nice talking to [E]you dad,
it was [G]sure nice talking to [E]you.

And as [D]I hung up the phone is occurred to me
He'd [G]grown up just like [E]me  
My [G]boy was just like [E]me!  

[E]The cats in the cradle and [D]the silver spoon
[G]Little boy blue and a [A]man on the moon
[E]When you comin' home son, I [D]don't know when
[G]We'll get together [E]then, dad.
[G]We'll gonna have a good time [E]then

Capo on 1. fret (for original key in F)

A child arrived just the other day
Came to the world in the usual way
There were planes to catch, bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
He was talking 'fore I knew it
and when he could, he said
"I'm gonna be like you, dad,
You know I'm gonna be like you"

The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
When you comin' home dad, I don't know when
We'll get together then,
You know we'll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said "Thanks for the ball dad, come on, let's play
Could you teach me to throw?", I said "Not today
I got a lot to do", he said "That's OK"
He walked away with a smile on his face, he said
"I'm gonna be like him, yeah,
you know I'm gonna be like him"

The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
When you comin' home dad, I don't know when
We'll get together then,
You know we'll have a good time then

Well he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just have to say
I'm proud of you, could you sit for a while
He shook his head and he said with a smile
What I'm feeling like, dad, is to borrow the car keys
see you later, can I have them please

The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
When you comin' home son, I don't know when
We'll get together then, dad.
You know we'll have a good time then


I've long since retired, my son moved away
I called him up just the other day
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 hassle and the kids got the flu,
but it's sure nice talking to you dad,
it was sure nice talking to you.

And as I hung up the phone is occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me!

The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
When you comin' home son, I don't know when
We'll get together then, dad.
We'll gonna have a good time then

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