Harry Chapin - Cats In The Cradle chords

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CATS IN THE CRADLE		-	Harry Chapin

  E                    G         
A child arrived just the other day. 
    A                  E           
Came to the world in the usual way
          E              G               
There were planes to catch, bills to pay. 
   A                   E            
He learned to walk while I was away
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He was talking 'fore I knew it 
   D/B          D/A                  
and when he could, he said
 G         D/F#    E                  
  "I'm gonna be like you, dad, 
   G              Gsus2/F  E           
You know I'm gonna be like   you"

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

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

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

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

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

Bridge		 C - A - D - E 

    E                         G       
I've long since retired, my son moved away 
  A                    E        
I called him up just the other day
           E          G            
I'd like to see you, if you don't mind 
            A                      E           
He said: I'd love to, dad, if I could find the time.
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You see, my new job's hassle 
       D/B         D/A              
and the kids got the  flu,
        G                E             
but it's sure nice talking to you dad, 
      G                E            
it was sure nice talking to you.
        D          D/C#           
And as I hung up the phone 
      D/B      D/A              
it oc- curred to me 
    G                  E        
He'd grown up just like me, 
  G                E     
my boy was just like me!

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

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

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