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{title:Cat's In The Cradle}
{st:Harry Chapin}
{define: A/C# 1 -1 4 2 2 2 0}
[E]My child arrived just the [G]other day, He [A]came to the world in the [E]usual way
[E]But there were planes to catch and [G]bills to pay, [A]He learned to walk while I [E]was away
And he was [D]talking 'for I [A/C#]knew it, and [Bm]as he grew[A]
He said "[G]I'm gonna [Bm]be like [E]you, dad, you know [G]I'm gonna [Bm]be like [E]you"
{c: Chorus}
And the [E]cat's in the cradle and the [D]silver spoon, [G]Little boy blue and the [A]man in the moon
[E]"When you commin' home dad?" "I [D]don't know when, But [G]we'll get toge[Bm]ther [E]then,
You know [G]we'll have a [Bm]good time [E]then"
My son turned ten just the other day He said "Thanks for the ball dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw" I said "Not today I got a lot to do" He said "Thats OK"
He walked away but his smile never dimmed, It said I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like him
Well he came from college just the other day So much like a man I just had to say
"Son I'm proud of you can you sit for a while?" He shook his head and he said with a smile,
"What I'd really like dad is to borrow the car keys, See you later can I have them please?"
I've long since retired, my son's moved away I called him up just the other day
I said "I'd like to see you if you don't mind" He said "I'd love to dad if I could find the time,
You see the my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu But it's sure nice talkin' to you dad
It's sure nice talkin' to you"
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me, He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me
{c:Chorus (last time}}
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Little boy blue and the man in the moon
"When you commin' home son?" "I don't know when, But we'll get together then, Dad,
We're gonna have a good time then"

Taxi
(Harry Chapin)

It was raining hard in 'Frisco,
I needed one more fare to make my night.
A lady up ahead waved to flag me down,
She got in at the light.
"Oh, where you going to, my lady blue?"
"It's a shame you ruined your gown in the rain."
She just looked out the window, and said,
"Sixteen, Parkside Lane."

Something about her was familiar,
I could swear I'd seen her face before.
But she said, "I'm sure you're mistaken."
And she didn't say anything more.

It took a while, but she looked in the mirror,
And she glanced at the license for my name.
A smile seemed to come to her slowly,
It was a sad smile, just the same.
And she said, "How are you Harry?"
I said, "How are you Sue?"
Through the too many miles and the too little smiles,
I still remember you."

It was somewhere in a fairy tale,
I used to take her home in my car.
We learned about love in the back of the Dodge,
The lesson hadn't gone too far.
You see, she was gonna be an actress,
And I was gonna learn to fly.
She took off to find the footlights,
And I took off to find the sky.

Oh, I've got something inside me,
To drive a princess blind.
There's a wild man, wizard,
He's hiding in me, illuminating my mind.
Oh, I've got something inside me,
Not what my life's about,
Cause I've been letting my outside tide me,
Over 'till my time, runs out.

Baby's so high that she's skying,
Yes she's flying, afraid to fall.
I'll tell you why baby's crying,
Cause she's dying, aren't we all.

There was not much more for us to talk about,
Whatever we had once was gone.
So I turned my cab into the driveway,
Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns.
And she said we must get together,
But I knew it'd never be arranged.
And she handed me twenty dollars,
For a two fifty fare, she said,
"Harry, keep the change."

Well another man might have been angry,
And another man might have been hurt,
But another man never would have let her go...
I stashed the bill in my shirt.

And she walked away in silence,
It's strange, how you never know,
But we'd both gotten what we'd asked for,
Such a long, long time ago.

You see, she was gonna be an actress,
And I was gonna learn to fly.
She took off to find the footlights,
And I took off for the sky.

And here, she's acting happy,
Inside her handsome home.
And me, I'm flying in my taxi,
Taking tips, and getting stoned,

I go flying..........
...................so high,
.....................................when I'm stoned.



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Taxi
(Harry Chapin)


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It was raining hard in Frisco I needed

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one more fair to make my night A lady up ahead waved to


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flag me down she got in at the light


"Where you going to my lady blue,
It's a shame you runed your gown in the rain,"
She just looked out the window, she said
"Sixteen Parkside lane"

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Something about her was familier,
I could swear I'd seen that face before
But she said "I'm sure you're mistaken"

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mistaken" and she didn't say anything more

It took a while but she looked in the mirror
Then she glanced at the licence for my name
A smile seemed to come to her slowly
It was a sad smile just the same

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And she said "How are you Harry" I said "how are you

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Sue" Through the too many miles and too little smiles


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I still remember you

It was somewhere in a fairy tail
I used to take her home in my car
We learned about love in the back of a Dodge
The lessons hadn't gone too far

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lessons hadn't gone to far

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You see she was going to be an actress And I was gonna learn to

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fly She took off to find the footlights, I

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took off to find the sky

C Bm E
I've got something inside me, to make a princesess blind

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Theres a wild man wiz-ard he's hiding in me, illuminatin' my mind

C Bm E
I've got something inside me, not what my life's about

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Cause I've been letting my outside tide me over till my time runs out

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Some harmonic stuff (no idea)

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There was not much more for us

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to talk about Whatever we had once was gone So I turned my cab

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into the driveway Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawn

And she said "We must get together", but I knew it never be arranged
So she hand me twen-ty doll-ar for a two fifty fare
She said "Harry, keep the change"

D D Am Am Am Am D D Am Am Am Am
Well, another man might have been angry,

D D Am Am Am D D Am Am Am Am
and another man might have been hurt

D D Am Am Am Am D D Am Am Am Am
But another man never would have let her go

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I stashed the bill in my shirt

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And she walked away in silence its strange how you never

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know But we'd both gottem what we'd asked for such a

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long, long time ago

D Am **
You see she was gonna be an actress, and I was going to learn to fly

She took off to find the footlights, and I took off to find the sky


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And here she's acting happy Inside her handsome

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home And me I'm flying in my ta - xi


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taking tips, and getting stoned


G A
I go fly - ing so high

When I'm stoned
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repeat and fade

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CIRCLE
Harry Chapin


C: All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown
Moon rolls thru the nighttime til daybreak comes around
All my life's a circle, still I wonder why
Seasons spinning 'round again, years keep rolling by

C - - - / / / G - - - / / / / C - - - /
C - - - / / / F - - - / / G - - - / / C - - - //

Seems like I've been here before, can't remember when
I get this funny feeling, we'll be together again
No straight lines make up my life, all my roads have bends
No clearcut beginnings, so far no dead ends

C: All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown
Moon rolls thru the nighttime til daybreak comes around
All my life's a circle, still I wonder why
Seasons spinning 'round again, years keep rolling by

I've met you a thousand times, I guess you've done the same
Then we lose each other, it's like a children's game
But now I find you here again, the thought comes to my mind
Our love is like a circle, let's go round one more time

C: All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown
Moon rolls thru the nighttime til daybreak comes around
All my life's a circle, still I wonder why
Seasons spinning 'round again, years keep rolling by
Harry Chapin

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