Father And Son è una delle canzoni più famose del cantautore inglese Cat Stevens (oggi Yusuf Islam), pubblicata nel 1970 col meraviglioso album Tea For The Tillerman. Il testo parla di un padre che non comprende il volere del figlio di abbandonare tutto ciò che egli ha in cerca di una nuova vita. Per questo gli spiega che le cose più belle sono quelle più semplici e non c’è bisogno di cercarle lontano. A detto dello stesso autore, è una canzone autobiografica e riflette il rapporto di Cat Stevens col padre.
I cori della seconda parte della canzone sono cantati dal chitarrista di Stevens, Alun Davies.
Proponiamo testo, accordi per chitarra con la tablatura dell’intro e anche lo spartito per pianoforte.
Cat Stevens Father And Son Testo Lyrics Accordi Tablatura Chitarra Guitar Tab Chords
INTRO: G C riff: (E----4----6--) rpt 3 times (B--2----2----) G D C Am7 It's not time to make a change, just relax and take it easy G Em You're still young that's your fault Am D there's so much you have to know G D C Am7 Find a girl, settle down, if you want to, you can marry G Em Am C D Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy G Bm7 C Am7 I was once like you are now, and I know that its not easy G Em Am C D to be calm, when you've found something going on G Bm7 C Am7 But take your time, think a lot, why think of everything you've got G Em D G For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not G-C riff G-C riff CHORUS #1: G Bm C Am7 How can I try to explain? when I do he turns away again G Em Am C D it's always been the same, same old story G Bm C Am7 >From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen G Em D G now there's a way and I know I have to go away D C G G-C riff G-C riff and I know I have to go (away) (away) It's not time to make a change, just sit down and take it slowly (I) (know) (I have) You're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have (to make this) to go through (decision) (alone) Find a girl, settle down, if you want to you can marry (no) Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy CHORUS #2: (stay) (stay, stay) All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside (why?) (must) (you go and make this de- It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it cision) (alone?) If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them they know, not me Now there's a way, and I know that I have to go away I know I have to go