Father and Son

Cat Stevens

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Intro: e|-------------3-----5--|
       B|0--0-0-1--------------|
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       D|0--0-0-2--------------|
       A|2--2-2-2--------------|
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         G              D              C                 Am7
It's not time to make a change, just relax and take it easy
             G                 Em               Am                D
You're still young that's your fault there's so much you have to know
       G            D            C              Am7
Find a girl, settle down, if you want, you can marry
        G        Em           Am    D
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy
      G                 D          C                 Am7
I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy
      G                 Em                Am     D
to be calm, when you've found something going on
              G             D                 C                  Am7
But take your time, think a lot, why think of everything you've got
             G               Em               D          G
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not

        G          Bm             C            Am7
How can I try to explain?  When I do he turns away again
     G               Em             Am    D
it's always been the same, same old story
         G              Bm          C           Am7
From the moment I could talk, I was ordered to listen
              G         Em          D       G
now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
    D      C       G
I know, I have to go

Solo: | G D | C Am7 | G Em | Am D |
      | G D | C Am7 | G Em | D G | D C G |

         G              D                C                  Am7
It's not time to make a change, just sit down and take it slowly
             G                  Em                Am                  D
You're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to go through, 
        G             D            C            Am7
find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry
        G        Em           Am    D
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy

        G               Bm             C                 Am7
All the times that I've cried, keeping all the things I knew inside
     G              Em          Am      D
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it
             G           Bm             C                   Am7
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them they know, not me
              G          Em          D       G
Now there's a way, and I know that I have to go away
  D      C       G
I know I have to go