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Father and Son

Cat Stevens

Father
 GDCAm7
It's not time to make a change, just relax, take it easy
 GEmAmD
You're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to know
 GDCAm7
Find a girl, settle down, if you want, you can marry
 GEmAmD
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy  

 GBm7CAm7
I was once like you are now, and I know that's it's not easy
 GEmAmD
To be calm when you've found something going on 
 GBm7CAm7
But take your time, think a lot, think of everything you've got
 GEmDGC
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not   

Son
 GBmCAm7
How can I try to explain, when I do he turns away again
 GEmAmD
It's always been the same, same old story.  
 GBmCAm7
From the moment I could talk, I was ordered to listen
 GEmDGDCGC
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away. I know I have to go 

Father
 GDCAm7
It's not time to make a change, just relax, take it slowly
 GEmAmD
You're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to go through
 GDCAm7
Find a girl, settle down, if you want, you can marry
 GEmAmD
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy  

Son
 GBmCAm7
All the times that I've cried keeping all the things I knew inside
 GEmAmD
It's hard but it's harder to ignore it  
 GBm7CAm7
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them they know not me
 GEmDGDCG
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away. I know I have to go

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Am Am7 Bm Bm7 C D Em G
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bobkosin (report comment to admin):
Instead of Bm7, D sounds better.
seren1516 (report comment to admin):
no it doesn't!
lucem (report comment to admin):
the intro sounds well with something like:  G-C then: 30 10 23 15 23 and repeat. (23 means second string an third fret etc...)
karachi_chi (report comment to admin):
Bm7 sounds perfect!
Myusollo (report comment to admin):
I'm actually a little bit torn on it being a 7.  It's a toss-up for me, but I keep finding myself thinking just regular Bm sounds better.
Mike Post (report comment to admin):
Excellent!  Just a couple of words in the lyrics...second last verse should be "just sit down, take it slowly" and last verse should be "all the times that I've cried keeping all the things I knew inside" Changing tried to cried in the last verse totally changes the meaning.  Yusuf's music will live forever!