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My child arrived just the other day Bb

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He came to the world in the usual way Ab

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But there were planes to catch and bills to pay Bb

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He learned to walk while I was away Eb

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And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew Ab

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He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad Ab

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You know I'm gonna be like you" F

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And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Ab

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Little boy blue and the man on the moon F

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When you comin' home dad? Eb

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I don't know when, but we'll get together then son Ab

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You know we'll have a good time then Interlude: F

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My son turned ten just the other day Bb

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He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play Ab

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Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today Bb

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I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok" Eb

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And he walked away but his smile never dimmed Ab

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And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah Ab

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You know I'm gonna be like him" F

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And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Ab

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Little boy blue and the man on the moon F

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When you comin' home dad? Eb

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I don't know when, but we'll get together then son Ab

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You know we'll have a good time then Interlude: F

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Well, he came home from college just the other day Bb

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So much like a man I just had to say Ab

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"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?" Bb

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He shook his head and said with a smile Eb

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"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys Ab

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See you later, can I have them please?" F

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And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Ab

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Little boy blue and the man on the moon F

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When you comin' home son? Eb

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I don't know when, but we'll get together then Ab

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You know we'll have a good time then Interlude -x2-: Db

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I've long since retired, my son's moved away Bb

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I called him up just the other day Ab

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I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind" Bb

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He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time Eb

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You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu Ab

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But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad Ab

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It's been sure nice talking to you" Eb

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And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me Ab

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He'd grown up just like me Ab

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My boy was just like me F

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And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Ab

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Little boy blue and the man on the moon F

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When you comin' home son? Eb

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I don't know when, but we'll get together then Ab

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You know we'll have a good time then Outro: F

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