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Where Do The Children Play  Cat Stevens

[D]   [G]   [D]   [G]   [D]   [G]   [D]   [G]   [C]   [Em]    [C]   [Em]  [A] [D] [G] [D] [G]Well I thi[D]nk it's fi[G]ne, building j[D]umbo pla[G]nes
Or ta[D]king a rid[G]e on a cos[D]mic trai[G]n
Swi[D]tch on sum[G]mer from a s[D]lot mac[G]hine
Yes, g[D]et what you want to if you [G]want 'cos you can get a[D]nythin[G]g
I[Em] know we've c[A]ome a long way, we[Em]'re changing da[A]y to day
B[Em]ut tell me, wh[A]ere do the children pl[D]ay?[G] [D] [G] [D] [G] [D] [G]
Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass
For your lorryloads pumping petrol gas
And you make them long, and you make them tough
But they ju[C]st go on and [G]on, and it seems you c[C]an't get o[G]ff
Oh, I know we've come a long way
We're changing day to day
But tell me, where do the children play?
[C]   [Em]    [C]   [Em]    [A]   [D]   [G]   [D]   [G]   [D]   [G]   [D] [G]When you crack the sky, scrapers fill the air
Will you keep on building higher
'til there's no more room up there?
Will you ma[C]ke us la[G]ugh, will you[C] make us [G]cry?
Will you te[C]ll us when to l[G]ive, will you tell us wh[C]en to d[G]ie?
I[Em7] know we've co[A]me a long way
W[Em7]e're changing da[A]y to day--hey
B[Em]ut tell me, wh[A]ere do the children p[D]lay?[G] [D] [G]
Do[D] doot [G]do, do de d[D]o doot d[G]o
Do d[D]e do doot d[G]o do de [D]do [D]do
D G (almost)
E ---2-0-2--0------0---0---------0-
B ---3-3-3----3------3---3-(3)-3---
G ---2-2-2-----------0---0---------
D -0-------------------------------
A ---------------------------------
E --------------3------------------

NOTE: Generally pick the pattern on all D G sections and strum in other
places, but listen to the record to catch it all.
(from Tea for the Tillerman, 1970)
(sent by Harlan at
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 1995 18:29:43 -0400
Cat Stevens "Where do the children play"
I'll send this in chord now, and tab when I've got more time.
Verses: D...........G (some exceptions)
Well I think It's fine/ Building Jumbo planes
Taking a ride/ on a cosmic train
Switch on summer/ from a slot machine (?)
Do anything you want, 'cause you can do anything
[Em]I know we've come a long way[A]
We're changing day to day
Well tell me where do the children pla-
[D]Well you roll on roads/ [G]over fresh[D] green grass[G]
For your lorry loads/ pumping petrol gas
[C]Oh, you make thm long/  [G]and you ma[C]ke them tough[G]
but they just go on and on/ and it seems that you can't get off
[D]well you've cracked t[G]he sky/            scrapers fil[D]l the air[G]
but will yu keep on building higher/ till there's no more room up there C
will you make us lau[G]gh/ Will you make[C] us cry?[G]
Will you tell us when to liive, will you tell us when to die?
Chorus (I think A11 is substituted for Em)
sorry 'bout the mess, I'll send tab when I'm done moving _ _

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