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Cat's in the Cradle

Songs(Other), Songs1 min read

Piano

1F D# F
2
3 F G#
4My child arrived just the other day
5 A# F
6He came to the world in the usual way
7 G#
8But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
9 A# F
10He learned to walk while I was away
11 D# A# Cm A#
12And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
13 G# Cm F
14He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad
15 G# Cm F
16You know I'm gonna be like you"
17
18 F D#
19And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
20G# A#
21Little boy blue and the man on the moon
22F
23When you comin' home dad?
24 D# G# Cm F
25I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
26 G# Cm F
27You know we'll have a good time then
28
29F D# F
30
31 F G#
32My son turned ten just the other day
33 A# F
34He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
35 G#
36Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today
37 A# F
38I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"
39 D# A# Cm A#
40And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
41 G# Cm F
42And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
43 G# Cm F
44You know I'm gonna be like him"
45
46 F D#
47And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
48G# A#
49Little boy blue and the man on the moon
50F
51When you comin' home dad?
52 D# G# Cm F
53I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
54 G# Cm F
55You know we'll have a good time then
56
57F D# F
58
59 F G#
60Well, he came home from college just the other day
61A# F
62So much like a man I just had to say
63 G#
64"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
65 A# F
66He shook his head and said with a smile
67 D# A# Cm A#
68"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
69G# F
70See you later, can I have them please?"
71
72 F D#
73And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
74G# A#
75Little boy blue and the man on the moon
76F
77When you comin' home son?
78 D# G# Cm F
79I don't know when, but we'll get together then
80 G# Cm F
81You know we'll have a good time then
82
83C# D# Cm F 2x
84
85 F G#
86I've long since retired, my son's moved away
87 A# F
88I called him up just the other day
89 G#
90I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
91 A# F
92He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time
93 D# A# Cm A#
94You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
95 G# Cm F
96But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
97 G# Cm F
98It's been sure nice talking to you"
99
100 D# A# Cm A#
101And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
102 G# Cm F
103He'd grown up just like me
104 G# Cm F
105My boy was just like me
106
107 F D#
108And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
109G# A#
110Little boy blue and the man on the moon
111F
112When you comin' home son?
113 D# G# Cm F
114I don't know when, but we'll get together then
115 G# Cm F
116You know we'll have a good time then
117
118F D# F

Guitar

1Capo I
2
3E D E
4
5 E G
6My child arrived just the other day
7 A E
8He came to the world in the usual way
9 G
10But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
11 A E
12He learned to walk while I was away
13 D A Bm A
14And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
15 G Bm E
16He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad
17 G Bm E
18You know I'm gonna be like you"
19
20 E D
21And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
22G A
23Little boy blue and the man on the moon
24E
25When you comin' home dad?
26 D G Bm E
27I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
28 G Bm E
29You know we'll have a good time then
30
31E D E
32
33 E G
34My son turned ten just the other day
35 A E
36He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
37 G
38Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today
39 A E
40I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"
41 D A Bm A
42And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
43 G Bm E
44And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
45 G Bm E
46You know I'm gonna be like him"
47
48 E D
49And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
50G A
51Little boy blue and the man on the moon
52E
53When you comin' home dad?
54 D G Bm E
55I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
56 G Bm E
57You know we'll have a good time then
58
59E D E
60
61 E G
62Well, he came home from college just the other day
63A E
64So much like a man I just had to say
65 G
66"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
67 A E
68He shook his head and said with a smile
69 D A Bm A
70"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
71G E
72See you later, can I have them please?"
73
74 E D
75And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
76G A
77Little boy blue and the man on the moon
78E
79When you comin' home son?
80 D G Bm E
81I don't know when, but we'll get together then
82 G Bm E
83You know we'll have a good time then
84
85C D Bm E 2x
86
87 E G
88I've long since retired, my son's moved away
89 A E
90I called him up just the other day
91 G
92I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
93 A E
94He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time
95 D A Bm A
96You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
97 G Bm E
98But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
99 G Bm E
100It's been sure nice talking to you"
101
102 D A Bm A
103And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
104 G Bm E
105He'd grown up just like me
106 G Bm E
107My boy was just like me
108
109 E D
110And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
111G A
112Little boy blue and the man on the moon
113E
114When you comin' home son?
115 D G Bm E
116I don't know when, but we'll get together then
117 G Bm E
118You know we'll have a good time then
119
120E D E
121
122* Alternate:
123
124Capo III
125
126E = D
127D = C
128G = F
129A = G
130Bm = Am
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