Harry Chapin - Cats In The Cradle chords

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F3 G#4 1My child arrived just the other day
A#5 F6 2He came to the world in the usual way
G#7 3But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
A#8 F9 4He learned to walk while I was away
D#10 A#11 Cm12 A#13 5And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
G#14 Cm15 F16 6He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad
G#17 Cm18 F19 7You know I'm gonna be like you"
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F20 D#21 10And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
G#22 A#23 11Little boy blue and the man on the moon
F24 12When you comin' home dad?
D#25 G#26 Cm27 F28 13I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
G#29 Cm30 F31 14You know we'll have a good time then
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F35 G#36 17My son turned ten just the other day
A#37 F38 18He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
G#39 19Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today
A#40 F41 20I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"
D#42 A#43 Cm44 A#45 21And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
G#46 Cm47 F48 22And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
G#49 Cm50 F51 23You know I'm gonna be like him"
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F52 D#53 26And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
G#54 A#55 27Little boy blue and the man on the moon
F56 28When you comin' home dad?
D#57 G#58 Cm59 F60 29I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
G#61 Cm62 F63 30You know we'll have a good time then
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Interlude: F64 D#65 F66 32
F67 G#68 33Well, he came home from college just the other day
A#69 F70 34So much like a man I just had to say
G#71 35"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
A#72 F73 36He shook his head and said with a smile
D#74 A#75 Cm76 A#77 37"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
G#78 F79 38See you later, can I have them please?"
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F80 D#81 41And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
G#82 A#83 42Little boy blue and the man on the moon
F84 43When you comin' home son?
D#85 G#86 Cm87 F88 44I don't know when, but we'll get together then
G#89 Cm90 F91 45You know we'll have a good time then
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F96 G#97 48I've long since retired, my son's moved away
A#98 F99 49I called him up just the other day
G#100 50I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
A#101 F102 51He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time
D#103 A#104 Cm105 A#106 52You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
G#107 Cm108 F109 53But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
G#110 Cm111 F112 54It's been sure nice talking to you"
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D#113 A#114 Cm115 A#116 57And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
G#117 Cm118 F119 58He'd grown up just like me
G#120 Cm121 F122 59My boy was just like me
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F123 D#124 62And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
G#125 A#126 63Little boy blue and the man on the moon
F127 64When you comin' home son?
D#128 G#129 Cm130 F131 65I don't know when, but we'll get together then
G#132 Cm133 F134 66You know we'll have a good time then
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