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Matthew & Son  Cat Stevens

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Date: 24/02/2000 From: DJ

MATTHEW & SON by Cat Stevens
 E |--12---11----------12----11-|------------12----11-----------|
 B |----------12----------------|--12------------------12-------|
 G |-------------11-11----------|-----11--11---------------11---|
 D |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
 E |----------------------------|-------------------------------|

[(Bsus4)(B)] [(Bsus4)(B)] [(Bsus4)(B)] 
 E |--10---9----------10----9---|------------10----9------------|
 B |----------10----------------|--10------------------10-------|
 G |-------------9-9------------|-----9---9----------------9----|
 D |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
 E |----------------------------|-------------------------------|

[(Asus4)(A)] [(Asus4)(A)] [(Asus4)(A)] 
Verse 1
[Em] Up at 8:00, you can't be late for Matt[D]hew & son, h[Em]e won't wait
(*Brass Riff)
 E |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
 B |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
 D |----5---7-9---9---7---------|---5---------------------------|
 A |--7-------------------------|-----7---4-7-----5------7------|
 E |----------------------------|---------------7---------------|

Em D Em (Brass Riff)
Watch them run down to platform one,for the 8:30 train to Matthew,& son
Ma[Bsus4]tthew & s[B]on, the [Bsus4]work's never d[B]one, there's a[Bsus4]lways so[B]mething [Asus4]new,[A] [Asus4] [A]
[Asus4] [A] The f[Bsus4]iles in your h[B]ead, you [Bsus4]take them to b[B]ed, you're [Bsus4]never e[B]ver [Asus4]through[A],
[Asus4] [A] [Asus4] [A] And they've been wor[E]king all d[A]ay, all d[B]ay, all d[E]ay[A] [B] [E]
Verse 2
[Em] [D] [Em] T[D]here's a five minute break, and that's all you take,
D Em (Brass Riff)
For a cup of cold coffee and a piece of cake
Verse 3
[Em] [D] [Em] [D]  
[Em] He's got people wh[Em]o've been wor[A]king for Fif-[A]ty y[Em]ears ,
No one asks for m[Em]ore mo[A]ney, 'cause nobod-[A]y da[Em]res,
Even though they're pr[Em]etty l[A]ow, and their rent's i[A]n a-rr[Em]ears[A] [Em] [D]
Verse 4
Mat-thew & son,
 E |--12---11-----------12----11-|------------12----11-----------|
 B |----------12-----------------|--12------------------12-------|
 G |-------------11--11----------|-----11--11---------------11---|
 D |-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A |-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
 E |-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

[(Bsus4)(B)] [(Bsus4)(B)] [(Bsus4)(B)] 
Mat-thew & son,
 E |--10---9-------------10----9---|------------10----9------------|
 B |----------10-------------------|--10------------------10-------|
 G |--------------9---9------------|-----9---9----------------9----|
 D |-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A |-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 E |-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

[(Asus4)(A)] [(Asus4)(A)] [(Asus4)(A)] 
Verse 4(again)
And the[A]y've been wo[E]rking all d[A]ay, all d[B]ay, all d[E]ay[A] [B] [E] [Em] [D] [Em] [D]
Verse 4 (repeats)

Verse chords: Em D
(Muffle strings 07xxxx 55xxxx
with palm of hand)
Verse 3 chords: Em A D
022000 xo222o xx0232
Chorus chords: Bsus4 B Asus4 A E
223342 223332 x02230 x02220 022100

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A Asus4 B Bsus4 D E Em
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