Father and Son


by Cat Stevens
( G - - C / - - - /  x2  //)

It's not time to make a change,
Just sit down and take it easy
You're still young, that's your fault
There's so much you have to know
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy
      [1]
G - - - / D - - - / C - > - / Am - - - / G - - - / Em - - - / Am - - - / D - - - // (2x)

I was once like you are now
And I know that it's not easy
To be calm when you found something going on
But take your time, think a lot
Why think of everything you've got
For you will still be here tomorrow,
But your dreams may not
[2]
D - / G - - C / - - - - /  x2  //

How can I try to explain
When I do he turns away again
It's always been the same, the same old story
From the moment I could talk,
I was ordered to listen
Now there's a way, and I know
That I have to go away, I know I have to go
[3]
D - G - / - - - - / D - - - / C - / G - - C / - - - /  x2  //

(Solo)

It's not time to make a change,			(Away, away,)
Just sit down and take it slowly			(Away,)
You're still young, that's your fault		(I know)
There's so much you have to know		(I have to make this decision)
Find a girl, settle down,					
If you want you can marry				(Alone)
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy		(No...)

All the times that I have cried			(Stay, stay,)
Keeping all the things I knew inside		(Stay,)
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it		(Why must you go and make this) 
If they were right, I'd agree			(Decision)
But it's them they know, not me			(Alone?)
There's a way, I know I have to go away, 
I know have to go


 1970 A&M Records::  on his "Tea for the Tillerman"

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