Father and Son (Cat Stevens)

 

INTRO: G, C, G, C

            G                        D                 C              Am
It's not time to make a change, just relax 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                   Am
Find a girl, settle down. If you want, you can marry.
               G         Em                   Am, Am7, D
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.
          G                         D                 C                      Am
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's going on.
                      G                  D                       C                           Am
But take your time, think a lot, why think of everything you've got here.
                     G                     Em                       D                 G, C, G, C
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

              G                D                 C                  Am
How can I try to explain  when I do he turns away again.
      G                       Em                    Am   Am7  D
It's always been the same same old story.
                  G                     D              C              Am
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, C, G, C
I know I have to go.

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

            G                     D
All the time that I've cried
                C                   Am
Keeping all the things I knew inside
       G                 Em              Am     Am7, D
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it
             G                     D               C                          Am
If they were right I'd agree but it's then 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.
 

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