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Johnny Cash - Cats In The Cradle Chords

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Cats In The Cradle Chords

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Johnny Cash
Intro (x2):
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   D                      F
A child arrived just the other day
    G                       D    
He came to the world in the usual way
                                   F
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay
G                        D           
He learned to walk while I was away

            C
And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it and as he grew
          F                  D
He'd say, I'm gonna be like you, Dad
     F                     D
You know I'm gonna be like you

         D                           C
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
F                       G
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
D                           
When you comin' home Dad?
   C                                      D
I don't know when but we'll get together then
F                                D
You know we'll have a good time then

    D                       F
My son turned ten just the other day, he said
G                              D
Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
                                   
Can you teach me to throw?', I said
F                    G                          D
"Not today,       I got a lot to do", he said, "That's okay"

        C                                      
And he walked away but his smile never did
         F                 D
It said, I'm gonna be like him, yeah
     F                     D
You know I'm gonna be like him

         D                           C
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
F                       G
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
D                           
When you comin' home Dad?
   C                                      D
I don't know when but we'll get together then
F                                D
You know we'll have a good time then

D                               F
He came from college just the other day
   G                        D
So much like a man, I just had to say
                               F
"Son I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
    G                      D
He shook his head, and he said with a smile

           C   
"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
F                    D
See ya later, can I have them please?"

         D                           C
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
F                       G
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
D                           
When you comin' home Son?
   C                                      D
I don't know when but we'll get together then, Dad.
F                                D
You know we'll have a good time then

[Intro (done two times)]

D                        F
Now I've retired, my son moved away
G                         D
I called him up just the other day
D                               F
I said, I'd like to see you, if you don't mind
              G                         D
He said, I'd love to, Dad, if I could find the time

    C                            
My new job's a hassle and the kid's got the flu
     F                       D             F                    D
But it's    nice talkin' to you Dad, it's sure nice talkin' to you"

      C
As I hung up the phone it occurred to me
      F                 D
He'd grown up just like me
    F                D
My boy was just like me

         D                           C
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
F                       G
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
D                           
When you comin' home Son?
   C                                      D
I don't know when but we'll get together then, Dad.
F                              D
You're gonna have a good time then            
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