Who Sang Where Do the Children Play?? Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman cover art

Some other versions of "Where Do the Children Play?"
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Cat Stevens
release date: 1970-11-23
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country Stage & Screen
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Pop Rock
length: 3:53
producer: Paul Samwell-Smith
membranophone: Harvey Burns
vocal: Cat Stevens
bass: John Ryan
guitar: Cat Stevens and Alun Davies
keyboard: Cat Stevens
strings arranger: Del Newman
solo violin: John Rostein
Well I think it's fine, building jumbo planes.
Or taking a ride on a cosmic train.
Switch on summer from a slot machine.
Yes, get what you want to if you want,
Cause you can get anything.

I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass.
For your lorry loads pumping petrol gas.
And you make them long, and you make them tough.
But they just go on and on, and it seems that you can't get off.

Oh, I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

Well you've cracked the sky, scrapers fill the air.
But will you keep on building higher
'Til there's no more room up there?
Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?
Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?

I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Where Do the Children Play?
  • 2 Hard Headed Woman
  • 3 Wild World
  • 4 Sad Lisa
  • 5 Miles From Nowhere
  • 6 But I Might Die Tonight
  • 7 Longer Boats
  • 8 Into White
  • 9 On the Road to Find Out
  • 10 Father and Son
  • 11 Tea for the Tillerman