Cat's in the Cradle Song Lyrics

Harry Chapin

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My child arrived just the other day
Came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
He was talkin' 'fore I knew it
And as he grew he said,
'I'm gonna be like you, Dad,
You know I'm gonna be like you.'

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man 'n 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.'

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Cat's in the Cradle
  • 2 I Wanna Learn a Love Song
  • 3 Shooting Star
  • 4 30,000 Pounds of Bananas
  • 5 She Sings Songs Without Words
  • 6 What Made America Famous?
  • 7 Vacancy
  • 8 Halfway to Heaven
  • 9 Six String Orchestra
  • credits

    album: Track 1 in album Verities & Balderdash
    release date: 1974-8-31
    popularity : 643 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:47
    producer: Paul Leka
    arranger: Paul Leka
    writer: Harry Chapin, Sandra Campbell Chapin

    Album Information

    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin