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Harry Chapin
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Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin songsMost popular Harry Chapin songs (see all 112 songs)
1She Sings Songs Without Words lyrics-
2Last Of The Protest Singers lyrics-
3Mail Order Annie lyrics-
4Roll Down The River lyrics-
5Dancin' Boy lyrics-
6I Do It For You Jane lyrics-
7Stranger With The Melodies lyrics-
8Laugh Man lyrics-
9Circle lyrics-
10I Wanna Learn A Love Song lyrics-

Harry Chapin albumsMost popular Harry Chapin albums (see all 12 albums)
1Dance Band On The Titanic/living Room Suite [2012]-
2Cotton Patch Gospel [2011]-
3The Last Protest Singer [2011]-
4Songwriter [2011]-
5Sequel [2011]-
6Heads & Tales [2010]-
7Portrait Gallery [2010]-
8Sniper & Other Love Songs [2010]-
9Cat's In The Cradle And Other Hits [2010]-
10Introducing Harry Chapin [2006]-


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15 Comments
27-05-2011 00:07 floydllewellyn
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

First off, Cat Stevens had nothing to do with this song. Now on to the good stuff...

I'm a woman with no children, so I can't exactly identify with this song. Even so, I end up crying by the end. Talk about passing on your legacy to your children. Harry certainly had a way with words.
09-05-2011 15:26 MyGhettoGospel
MyGhettoGospel
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

First I thought Mr Big was the owner of this song, but I have to say; Harry Chapin is waay better. LOVE!
18-04-2010 11:07 STRANGE_GIRL
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

Obviously the people who think this is a Cat Stevens song are not familiar with Cat Stevens and got their song from P2P networks.

Cat Stevens NEVER recorded this song and NEVER performed it live either. My dad still owns the 7 inch and the LP of Harry Chapin and the one which is said to be Cat Stevens is actually the original Harry Chapin studio version.

Same goes for Guns N Roses. instead Ugly Kid Joe covered it and it spread on internet as Guns n Roses. I own everything GNR (albums, singles, live recording. you name it, I have it) and know they never covered this song.

Ugly kid Joe has a video of their cover. They released it as a single in, I believe, early 90's.
10-12-2009 07:53 gpace1216
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

this is the original song. cat stevens never recorded it, and neither did guns n roses for that matter.

so i dont know what "version" you guys have heard thats supposedly the original.
08-11-2007 23:42 redeemer480
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

Great song. Too bad to say that Cat Stevens never did this song, though.
30-12-2006 05:54 LudMan
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

PS - "You are what you eat(THE THOUGHTS & ATTITUDES YOU "TAKE IN")".
30-12-2006 05:49 LudMan
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

SOWING AND REAPING.(see"Watching You"also)

ONE SUNDAY MY PASTOR BROKE IT DOWN LIKE THIS ...

SOW ...
A THOUGHT,
REAP A WORD.
SOW A WORD,
REAP AN ACTION.
SOW AN ACTION,
REAP A HABIT.
SOW A HABIT,
REAP A CHARACTER.
SOW A CHARACTER,
REAP... A DESTINY.
16-10-2006 15:39 Chris_7
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

[offtopic]I also find the Cats Stevens virsion better.
[topic=] This song can be so true sometimes, sometimes parents dont have time for you, but when you leave the house they realise that they really miss you.
28-09-2006 01:37 danika14
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

sorry rebel61389 but i think harry chapin's is the original. the majority of people make the same mistake in thinking that cat stevens sang the original.

the song is through the eyes of a father, who was almost non-existant in his son's life, as he was always away, and not there to see him grow up. in spite of this, his son still looked up to him, hence the son turned out "just like him". therefore, the reference to the different childhood nursery rhymes and games are symbolic of what the father and son's relationship missed out on.

but, its all subjective.
03-04-2006 01:50 rebel61389
 
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@ Cats In The Cradle

great song the cat stevens original was the best.