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Cats In The Cradle Tab
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"Cats in the Cradle" / Ugly Kid Joe
Tab transcription by Mark van 't Zet ([email protected])


Esus2           Esus2             Esus2       Esus2   Esus2 *


       D5 G5 E5



A child arrived just the other day
Came to the world in the usual way
There were planes to catch, bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away

  E       G         A                 E          

------0---3--5--3-------5-------------0---0---0--- (repeat twice)


He was talking 'fore I knew it and when he could, he said
"I'm gonna be like you, yeah,
You know I'm gonna be like you"

  D    D/C#  D/B    D/A   * D/G    D/F#   E                  D/G     D/F#  (E)


  E          Esus4    E


INTRO - Play up to *


My son turned ten just the other day
He said "Thanks for the ball dad, come on, let's play
Could you teach me to throw?", I said "Not today
I got a lot to do", he said "That's OK"


He walked away with a smile on his face, he said
"I'm gonna be like him, yeah,
you know I'm gonna be like him"


The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
When you comin' home son, I don't know when
We'll get together then,
You know we'll have a good time then

--0--0----2--3--2--3--3--3---------------0--0----2--3--2-- Play Verse 1b
--0--0----3--3--3-----3--3----2--3--2----0--0----3--3--3-- from * to (E)


When he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just have to say
I'm proud of you, could you sit for a while
He shook his head and he said with a smile


What I'm feeling like, dad, is to borrow the car keys
see you later, can I have them please 


BRIDGE - Three parts simultaneously 

Electrical guitar

  E5   C5   D5   B5   E5   C5   D5   B5   E5



  E   Cmaj7 D    B    E   Cmaj7 D    B    E


Electrical guitar 2



Long since retired, my son moved away
I called him up just the other day
I'd like to see you, if you don't mind
He said: I'd love to, dad, if I could find the time.


You see, my new job's ass and the kids got the flew,
but it's sure nice talking to you dad, 
it was sure nice talking to you.


And as I hung up the phone is occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me!

CHORUS - twice, play this part over the above chorus

Electrical guitar

  E5       D5       G5    A5       E5       D5      G5 F#x E5      G5 F#x E5


  arp                         arp                  arp


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About the artist behind Cats In The Cradle Tab:

Ugly Kid Joe was a rock band from Isla Vista, California, USA. The band’s name is a pun on the band Pretty Boy Floyd. Unlike a lot of other heavy metal bands, UKJ's sound touched on a range of styles, including; hard rock, southern, funk, rap & thrash. In conclusion to the band's overall sound & vision, the members of the band have cited many times, that they were simply a manifestation of their environment & lifestyles -- mounting from their geographic location of Southern California.

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