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Free Cats in the craddle tab for the acoustic guitar. Learn to play Ugly Kid Joe with easy chords for beginners

Chords (11)

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Chord D/C# (x,4,x,2,3,2)
Chord Cm7 (x,3,5,3,4,3)
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Chord D (x,x,0,2,3,2)
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Chord E (0,2,2,1,0,0)
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Chord G (3,2,0,0,3,3)
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Chord B (x,2,4,4,4,2)
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Chord D/F# (2,0,0,2,3,2)
Chord D/A (x,0,0,2,3,2)
Chord D/B (x,2,0,2,3,2)
Chord A (x,0,2,2,2,0)
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Main riff :

|----7---7-------9p7---------------------------------------|
|--------------------10---10~-------7--------------7-------|
|--9---9-----9----------9---------9---9---9----7------9~~--|
|--------------9----------------9-------9---7--------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|


Intro :
                |---12-10------------|-----------------|
                |--------12-11-10----|----------7------|
Main riff and   |-----------------12-|--9~---7--6--9~--|
                |--------------------|-------7-----9~--|
                |--------------------|-----------------|
                |--------------------|-----------------|


1st verse :
  E E                      G G
A A child arrived just the other day
D D                        A A
Came to the world in the usual way
           E E                G G
There were planes to catch, bills to pay
D D                           A A
 He learned to walk while I was away 


Pre-chorus :
       D D      -        D/C# D/C#    -   D/B D/B    -    D/A D/A     -
He was talking 'fore I knew it and as he could, he said
D/G D/G   -   D/F# D/F#  - E E
I'm gonna be like you, dad
    D/G D/G     -      D/F# D/F# -  E E       E E
You know I'm gonna be like you


Chorus :
    E E                          D D
The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
G G                     A A
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
E E                           D D
When you comin' home son, I don't know when
G G                      E E
 We'll get together then,
    G G                           E E>let ring
You know we'll have a good time then


Main riff
2nd Verse :
        E E                       G G
Well my son turned ten just the other day
        D D                             A A
He said thanks for the ball dad, come on, let's play
          E E                          G G
Could you teach me to throw ?, I said not today
        D D                  A A
I got a lot to do, he said that's OK


Pre-Chorus :
D D    -      D/C# D/C#   -   D/B D/B    -     D/A D/A     -
 He walked away with a smile on his face, you know
D/G D/G   -   D/F# D/F#  - E E
I'm gonna be like him, yeah,
    D/G D/G     -      D/F# D/F# -  E E       E E
you know I'm gonna be like him


Chorus :
    E E                          D D
The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
G G                     A A
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
E E                           D D
When you comin' home son, I don't know when
G G                  E E
We'll get together then,
    G G                           E E>let ring
You know we'll have a good time then


Main riff and [E E]>let ring


3rd Verse :
        E E                          G G
When he came from college just the other day
   D D                      A A
So much like a man I just have to say
    E E                       G G
I'm proud of you, could you sit for a while
   D D                     A A
He shook his head and he said with a smile


Pre-chorus :
         D D     -       D/C# D/C#   -   D/B D/B    -      D/A D/A     -
What I'm feeling like, dad, is to borrow the car keys
D/G D/G  -   D/F# D/F#  -      E E             E E
 see you later, can I have them please


Chorus :
    E E                          D D
The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
G G                     A A
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
E E                           D D
When you comin' home son, I don't know when
G G                  E E
We'll get together then,
    G G                           E E       Cm7 Cm7   D D  -    B B   -
You know we'll have a good time then


Bridge : [E E][E E][Cm7 Cm7][D D-B B][E E][E E]>let ring
4st verse :
E E                      G G
Long since retired, my son moved away
D D                         E E            E E>let ring
 I called him up just the other day
    E E                   G G
I'd like to see you, if you don't mind
            D D                        E E            E E>let ring
He said I'd love to, dad, if I could find the time


Pre-chorus :
            D D    -    D/C# D/C#    -   D/B D/B    -     D/A D/A     -
You see, my new job's ass and the kids got the flew,
         D/G D/G   -   D/F# D/F#  -    E E
but it's sure nice talking to you dad,
       D/G D/G   -   D/F# D/F#   -   E E       E E
it was sure nice talking to you


Pre-chorus 2 :
         D D    -      D/C# D/C#   -  D/B D/B   -    D/A D/A    -
And as I hung up the phone is occurred to me
     D/G D/G   -  D/F# D/F#  -   E E
He'd grown up just like me
   D/G D/G  -  D/F# D/F#  -   E E       E E
My boy was just like me !


Chorus :
    E E                          D D
The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
G G                     A A
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
E E                           D D
When you comin' home son, I don't know when
G G                  E E
We'll get together then,
    G G                           E E
You know we'll have a good time then


Chorus :
    E E                          D D
The cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
G G                     A A
Little boy blue and a man on the moon
E E                           D D
When you comin' home son, I don't know when
G G                  E E
We'll get together then,
    G G                           E E
You know we'll have a good time then


Outro : Main riff

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