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Father and Son   Cat Stevens

INTRO: G  C  riff: (E----4----6--) rpt 3 times

It's not [G]time to make a [D]change, just r[C]elax and take it e[Am7]asy
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 to, you can [Am7]marry
Look at [G]me, I am [Em]old, but I'm [Am]happy [C]   [D]
I was [G]once like you are [Bm7]now, and I [C]know that its not [Am7]easy
to be [G]calm, when you've [Em]found something going [Am]on  [C]   [D]
But take your [G]time, think a [Bm7]lot, why think[C] of everything yo[Am7]u've got
For you will [G]still be here to[Em]morrow, but your [D]dreams may [G]not
G-C riff G-C riff

How can [G]I try to ex[Bm]plain?  when I [C]do he turns away ag[Am7]ain
it's [G]always been the [Em]same, same old [Am]story [C]   [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 I [D]have to [G]go away
D C G G-C riff G-C riff
and I know I have to go

(away) (away)
It's not time to make a change, just sit down and take it slowly
(I) (know) (I have)
You're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have
(to make this)
to go through
(decision) (alone)
Find a girl, settle down, if you want to you can marry
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy

(stay) (stay, stay)
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside
(why?) (must) (you go and make this de-
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it
cision) (alone?)
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them they know, not me
Now there's a way, and I know that I have to go away
I know I have to go

NOTE: Just a tidying up of previous versions.
(from Tea for the Tillerman, 1970)
(sent by Harlan at

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