Cat's in the Cradle Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harry F. Chapin, Sandy Chapin
album: Track 2 in album Boom Chicka Boom
release date: 1989
popularity : 41 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Country Blues/Country
length: 3:19

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Boom Chicka Boom cover art


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A child arrived just the other day
He 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

And 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 on the moon
When you comin' home Dad?
I don't know when but we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then


Track Listing

  • 1 A Backstage Pass
  • 2 Cat's in the Cradle
  • 3 Farmer's Almanac
  • 4 Don't Go Near the Water
  • 5 Family Bible
  • 6 Harley
  • 7 I Love You, I Love You
  • 8 Hidden Shame
  • 9 Monteagle Mountain
  • 10 That's One You Owe Me