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    Father and Son

    Cat Stevens

     

    Strum:  D d D DUD d D DU    d = soft strum

            1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

             132

    D:    xx0232

           32 1

    C:    x32010

            2 1

    Am7:  x02010

           12

    Em:   022000

            231

    Am:   x02210

           13121

    Bm7:  x24232

           13421

    Bm:   x24432

     
    Intro (play 4x, fermata last measure):
         G            C/G                                    
    E |--3--------3--3---------|----3-------5----------|
    B |--0--------0--0-h1------|-1---------------------|
    G |--0--------0--0---------|----------5------------|
    D |--0--------0--0-h2------|-----------------------|
    A |--x--------x--x---------|-----------------------|
    E |--3--------3--3---------|-----------------------|
         D        U  D
         1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

     

    Verse 1:

    It's not [G]time to make a [D]change, just re[C]lax, take it [Am7]easy

    you're still [G]young, that's your [Em]fault,

    there's so [Am]much you have to [D]know

    Find a [G]girl, settle [D]down, if you [C]want, you can [Am7]marry

    Look at [G]me, I am [Em]old, but I'm [Am]happy  [D]

     

    Verse 2:

    I was [G]once like you are [Bm7]now, and I [C]know that's it's not [Am7]easy

    to be [G]calm when you've [Em]found something [Am]going on [D]

    But take your [G]time, think a [Bm7]lot,

    think of [C]everything you've [Am7]got

    for you will [G]still be here to[Em]morrow,

    but your [D]dreams may not

     

    Intro x2, tacet last measure

     

    Verse 3:

    How can [G]I try to ex[Bm]plain,

    when I [C]do he turns a[Am7]way again

    It's [G]always been the [Em]same, same old [Am]story.  [D]

    From the [G]moment I could [Bm]talk, I was [C]ordered to [Am7]listen

    now there's a [G]way and I [Em]know that I [D]have to [G]go away.

    I [D]know I [C]have to go

     

    Intro x2

     

    Instrumental Verse (follow Verse 3's structure)

     

    Intro x2, fermata last measure

     

    Verse 4:

    It's not [G]time to make a [D]change, just re[C]lax, take it [Am7]slowly

    you're still [G]young, that's your [Em]fault,

    there's so [Am]much you have to [D]go through

    Find a [G]girl, settle [D]down, if you [C]want, you can [Am7]marry

    Look at [G]me, I am [Em]old, but I'm [Am]happy  [D]

     

    Verse 5:

    All the [G]times that I've [Bm]tried keeping

    [C]all the things I [Am7]knew inside

    It's [G]hard but it's [Em]harder to i[Am]gnore it  [D]

    If they were [G]right, I'd a[Bm7]gree,

    but it's [C]them they know not [Am7]me

    now there's a [G]way and I [Em]know that I [D]have to [G]go away.

    I [D]know I [C]have to [G hold]go


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.