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Cat Stevens, Father & Son Bass tabs (ver.3)

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Father & Son Bass tabs (ver.3)

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                [INTRO]
  (G-C riff)(G-C riff)(G-C riff)(G-C riff)
  G  C      G  C      G  C      G  C     
G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
D:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
A:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
E:----|---A\3---|---A\3---|----|----|----|

[VERSE]
           G              D            C                 Am7
  It's not time to make a change, just relax and take it easy
               G                 Em                  Am               D
  You're still young that's your fault    there's so much you have to know
         G            D            C                Am7
  Find a girl, settle down, if you want, you can marry
          G        Em           Am        D      
  Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy

  G    D    C    Am7  G    Em   Am7  D    G    D    C    Am7  G    Em   Am   D  
G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
D:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
A:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
E:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

        G                 D          C                  Am7
  I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy
        G                 Em              Am        D
  to be calm, when you've found something going on
                G             D                 C                 Am7
  But take your time, think a lot, why think of everything you've got
               G               Em               D          G
  For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not
                                                                        *
  G    D    C    Am7  G    Em   Am7  D    G    D    C    Am7  G    Em   D  
G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|--|
D:----|0---|----|----|----|----|----|0---|----|0---|----|----|----|----|0-|
A:----|----|3---|0---|----|----|0---|----|----|----|3---|0---|----|----|--|
E:3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|----|----|3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|--|

  (G-C riff)(G-C riff)
  G  C      G  C
G:----|----|----|----|
D:----|----|----|----|
A:----|----|---3~~~~~|
E:----|----|--3-|----|

[CHORUS]
          G          Bm             C                  Am7
  How can I try to explain?  when I do he turns away again
       G               Em             Am      D 
  it's always been the same, same old story
           G              Bm         C          Am7
  From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen
                G         Em          D       G
  now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
    D      C       G      (G-C riff)(G-C riff)
  I know I have to go

  G    Bm   C    Am7  G    Em   Am7  D    G    Bm   C    Am7  G    Em   D G  G  
G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
D:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|0---|----|----|----|----|----|----|0---|----|
A:----|2---|3---|0---|----|----|0---|----|----|2---|3---|0---|----|----|----|----|
E:3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|----|----|3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|--3-|3---|

       *
  D    C  G  C      G  C
G:----|--|----|----|----|----|
D:0---|--|----|----|----|----|
A:----|3-|----|----|---3~~~~~|
E:----|--|3---|----|--3-|----|

[INSTRUMENTAL]                                                          
  G    D    C    Am7  G    Em   Am7  D    G    D    C    Am7  G    Em   D G  G
G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
D:----|0---|----|----|----|----|----|0---|----|0---|----|----|----|----|0---|----|
A:----|----|3---|0---|----|----|0---|----|----|----|3---|0---|----|----|----|----|
E:3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|----|----|3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|--3~~~~~~|

       *
  D    C  G  C      G  C      
G:----|--|----|----|----|----|
D:0---|--|----|----|----|----|
A:----|3-|----|----|---3~~~~~|
E:----|--|3---|----|--3-|----|

[VERSE]
           G              D                C                Am7
  It's not time to make a change, just sit down and take it slowly
          (away)         (away)           (away)
               G                   Em                  Am                  D
  You're still young,  that's your fault,   there's so much you have to go through
                    (I)                (know)               (I have to make this...)
         G            D            C               Am7
  Find a girl, settle down, if you want to you can marry
   (...decision)           (alone)
          G          Em           Am       D
  Look at me,   I am old, but I'm happy
            (no) 

  G    D    C    Am7  G    Em   Am7  D    G    D    C    Am7  G    Em   Am   D  
G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
D:----|0---|----|----|----|----|----|0---|----|0---|----|----|----|----|----|0---|
A:----|----|3---|0---|----|----|0---|----|----|----|3---|0---|----|----|0---|----|
E:3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|----|----|3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|----|----|

[CHORUS]
          G            Bm             C                Am7
  All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside
         (stay)       (stay)    (stay)
       G                 Em          Am7            D   
  It's hard,    but it's harder to ignore it
           (why)           (must)       (you go and make this...)              
               G           Bm             C               Am7
  If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them they know, not me
         (...decision)              (alone)
                G          Em          D       G       G     D      C       G
  Now there's a way, and I know that I have to go away     I know I have to go

  G    Bm   C    Am7  G    Em   Am7  D    G    Bm   C    Am7  G    Em   D G  G  
G:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
D:----|----|----|----|----|----|----|0---|----|----|----|----|----|----|0---|----|
A:----|2---|3---|0---|----|----|0---|----|----|2---|3---|0---|----|----|----|----|
E:3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|----|----|3---|----|----|----|3---|0---|--3~~~~~~|

  D    C G  
G:----|----|----|
D:0---|----|----|
A:----|3---|----|
E:----|--3~~~~~~|

Original March 15, 2011
            
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