This song is written by Harry Chapin. Ricky Skaggs performs it on his latest album Solid Ground. Johnny Cash does it on his album Boom Chicka Boom.
Cat's in the Cradle
A (E) child arrived the (G) other day, He (A) came to the world in the (E) usual way. But there were planes to catch and (G) bills to pay, (A) He learned to walk while I was (E) away, And he was (D) talking 'fore I (D/C#) knew it. And (Bm7) as he grew (D/A) he'd say, (G) "I'm gonna (Bm/F#) be like you dad, You (G) know I'm gonna (Bm/F#) be like (E) you."
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 coming home dad? "I (D) don't know when, But (G) we'll get together (Bm7/F#) then, (E) You (G) know we'll have a (Bm/F#) good time (E) then."
My son turned ten just the other day, He said, "Thanks for the ball 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 okay." He walked away but his smile never dimmed, He said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah, you know I'm gonna be like him."
(E) Well he came from college just the (G) other day,