Cat's in the Cradle Harry Chapin

Discussion started by Adam Rangihana 7 months ago

A C D Em Em/B Em/D Em7 F G G/F#

Cat's in the Cradle  Harry Chapin

 
Here is Cats in the Cradle as I found it in Nevada. There are some pretty weird
chords in it and I don't know what they are. Could someone post them or mail
them to me? It is much appreciated.
Is there a list somewhere of weird chords?
Thanks
Clark Case
 
Cat's In The Cradle Words and music by
Harry Chapin and Sandy Chapin
 
As published in "Harry Chapin: A Legacy in Song"
(c) 1987 Cherry Lane Music Co., Inc.
IMHO, this is a better version that the simplified version that was/is on
 
The music says CAPO 8 (key of F) but I usually play it CAPO 5 (key of D),
since that's in my range.
 
INTRO:
A(no 3rd)
 
 
 e|--0-0---|20------|--------|----|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
 B|--------|--0-3---|0----0--|--0-|--------|--------|------0-|--------|--------|
 G|2-------|---2----|---2----|0---|2-------|20------|----0---|2-------|--------|
 D|--------|--------|--------|----|----2---|--2-0---|--------|--------|--------|
 A|--------|--------|--------|----|--------|---3--3-|0-------|--------|--------|
 E|--------|--------|--------|----|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

 
My Achild arrived just the Cother day;
he Dcame into the world in the Ausual way.
But there were Aplanes to catch, and Cbills to pay.
D He learned to walk while I Awas away.
And he was Gtalkin' 'fore I G/F#knew it. And Em7as he grewEm/D
he'd say, "CI'm gonna Em/Bbe like Ayou, Dad. You Cknow I'm gonna Em/Bbe like Ayou."
 
And the Acat's in the cradle and the Gsilver spoon,
Clittle boy blue and the Dman in the moon.
"AWhen you comin' home Dad?" "I Gdon't know when,
but Cwe'll get toEm/Bgether thenA, Son. You Cknow we'll have a Em/Bgood time Athen."
 
A(no 3rd)
 
 
 e|--0-0---|20------|--------|----|--------|
 B|--------|--0-3---|0----0--|--0-|--------|
 G|2-------|---2----|---2----|0---|2-------|
 D|--------|--------|--------|----|--------|
 A|--------|--------|--------|----|--------|
 E|--------|--------|--------|----|--------|

 
My Ason turned ten just the Cother day.
He said, "DThanks for the ball, Dad. Come Aon, let's play.
Can you Ateach me to throw?" I said, "CNot today.
I got a D lot to do." He said, "AThat's okay."
And he G walked aG/F#way, but his Em7smile never Em/Ddimmed.
It said, "CI'm gonna Em/Bbe like Ahim, yeah. You Cknow I'm gonna Em/Bbe like Ahim."
 
And the Acat's in the cradle and the Gsilver spoon,
Clittle boy blue and the Dman in the moon.
"AWhen you comin' home Dad?" "I Gdon't know when,
but Cwe'll get toEm/Bgether thenA, Son. You Cknow we'll have a Em/Bgood time Athen."
 
A(no 3rd)
 
 
 e|--0-0---|20------|--------|----|--------|
 B|--------|--0-3---|0----0--|--0-|--------|
 G|2-------|---2----|---2----|0---|2-------|
 D|--------|--------|--------|----|--------|
 A|--------|--------|--------|----|--------|
 E|--------|--------|--------|----|--------|

 
Well, he Acame home from college just the Cother day,
so Dmuch like a man I just Ahad to say,
"Son, I'm Aproud of you. Can you Csit for a while?"
He Dshook his head and he Asaid with a smile,
"What I'd Greally like, G/F#Dad, is to Em7borrow the caEm/Dr keys.
C See you Em/Blater. Can I Ahave them please?"
 
And the Acat's in the cradle and the Gsilver spoon,
Clittle boy blue and the Dman in the moon.
"AWhen you comin' home Son?" "I Gdon't know when,
but Cwe'll get toEm/Bgether thenA, Dad. You Cknow we'll have a Em/Bgood time Athen."
 
F G Em A  
F G Em A  
(Slower)
 
I've Along since retired, my Cson's moved away.
D I called him up just the Aother day.
I said, "I'd Alike to see you if Cyou don't mind."
He said, "I'd Dlove to, Dad, if I could Afind the time.
You see, my Gnew job's a G/F#hassle and the Em7kids have the fEm/Dlu,
but it's Csure nice Em/Btalkin' to Ayou, Dad. It's been Csure nice Em/Btalkin' to Ayou."
And as I Ghung up the G/F#phone it Em7occured to mEm/De,
C Em/B A(no 3rd) C Em/B A
he'd grown up just like me. My boy was just like me.
 
(Tempo I)
 
And the Acat's in the cradle and the Gsilver spoon,
Clittle boy blue and the Dman in the moon.
"AWhen you comin' home Son?" "I Gdon't know when,
but Cwe'll get toEm/Bgether thenA, Dad, we're Cgonna have a Em/Bgood time Athen."
 
A(no 3rd) A
 
 
 e|--0-0---|20------|--------|----|0-------|--------|
 B|--------|--0-3---|0----0--|--0-|2-------|--------|
 G|2-------|---2----|---2----|0---|2-------|--------|
 D|--------|--------|--------|----|2-------|--------|
 A|--------|--------|--------|----|0-------|--------|
 E|--------|--------|--------|----|0-------|--------|

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