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Lyr Req: Cat's in the Cradle

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cristen@pobox.upenn.edu 18 Feb 97 - 05:01 PM
Ralph Butts 18 Feb 97 - 05:27 PM
arnowitt 18 Feb 97 - 06:13 PM
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Subject: Lyric please: Cat's In The Cradle
From: cristen@pobox.upenn.edu
Date: 18 Feb 97 - 05:01 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to Harry Chapin's "Cat's In The Cradle"? My memory fails me. Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAT'S IN THE CRADLE (Harry Chapin)
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 18 Feb 97 - 05:27 PM

Tough song -- makes you think a lot.
.....Tiger
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CAT’S IN THE CRADLE
Harry Chapin

My child arrived just the other day,
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay.
He learned to walk while I was away.
And he was talking 'fore I knew it, and as he grew,
He'd say, "I'm gonna be like you, Dad.
You know I'm gonna be like you."

    And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
    Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
    "When you coming home, Dad?" "I don't know when,
    But we'll get together then.
    You know we'll have a good time 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, "That's OK."
And he walked away, but his smile, lemme tell you,
Said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I'm gonna be like him."

    And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
    Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
    "When you coming home, Dad?" "I don't know when,
    But we'll get together then.
    You know we'll have a good time then."

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?"

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

I've long since retired and 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, my new job's a hassle, and the kid's got the flu,
But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad.
It's been sure nice talking 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.

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


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Subject: RE: Lyric please: Cat's In The Cradle
From: arnowitt
Date: 18 Feb 97 - 06:13 PM

There is also a wonderful Harry Chapin song book out there with music as well as lyrics, as well as a lot of other thought provoking and wonderful songs. Not sure who published it, but one of my favorites is "Flowers are Red" Another thought provoking one about what happens when you stomp the creativity out of children. might be of interest


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