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THIS SONG HAS BEEN TRANSPOSED INTO MANY KEYS AS LISTED BELOW
Please e mail me with any corrections or suggestions to:-  g.smythe@sky.com
I hope you enjoy my interpretation of this song ... Garry Smythe

Cat Stevens     Father & Son
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Cat Sang this in the chord of G  whereas Boyzone sang it in the key of A
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Introduction

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
G   G   G    C
G   G   G    C
G   G   G    C
G   G   G    C


VERSE 1 
          G                D  
It’s not time to make a  change,
        C           Am                  G        
Just relax, take it easy, you’re still young
            Em                Am                D
That’s your fault, there's so much you have to know.
       G            D            C             Am
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry.
        G        Em          Am     D
Look at me, I am old but I’m happy. 
      G                 D
I was once like you are now,
        C                Am        
And I know that it's not easy
      G                Em              Am         D
To be calm when you've found something going on,
              G              D
But take your time, think a lot, 
      C                         Am         
Why, think of everything you've got
              G                 Em
For you will still be here to - morrow
          Am         G
But your dreams may not.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
G   G   G    C
G   G   G    C

VERSE 2

        G               D
How can I try to exp - lain,
            C                   Am
'cause when I do he turns away again,
      G               Em             C       D
It’s always been the same, same old story.
         G               D           C         Am             
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen,
              G         Em           Am      G 
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
    D        C        G   
I know, I   have to   go.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
G   G   G    C
G   G   G    C

(guitar solo as per verse but without the words )

       G           D
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            C                   Am
-------------------------------------
     G               Em             C       D
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         G               D           C         Am             
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              G         Em           Am      G 
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    D        C        G   
------------------------

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
G   G   G    C
G   G   G    C

VERSE 3

          G              D      
It’s not time to make a change,
           C             Am        
Just sit down, take it slowly,
             G                  Em    
You’re still young, that's your fault
           Am                    D
There’s so much you have to go through.
       G            D           C             Am                  
Find a girl, settle down if you want you can marry.
        G        Em         Am      D
Look at me I am old but I’m happy.
        G               D      
All the times that I’ve cried
        C                  Am          
Keeping all the things I knew inside,
     G              Em             Am         D
It’s hard, but it's harder to ig - nore it.
             G               D
If they were right, I’d ag - ree,
          C                Am                 G
But it's them you know not me now there's a way,
      Em          Am      G           D        C     G  
And I know that I have to go away, I know I have to go.

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Introduction

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
A   A   A    D
A   A   A    D
A   A   A    D
A   A   A    D


VERSE 1 
          A                E
It’s not time to make a  change,
        D           Bm                  A
Just relax, take it easy, you’re still young
            F#m               Bm                E
That’s your fault, there's so much you have to know.
       A            E            D             Bm
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry.
        A        F#m         Bm     E
Look at me, I am old but I’m happy. 
      A                 E
I was once like you are now,
        D                Bm
And I know that it's not easy
      A                F#m             Bm         E
To be calm when you've found something going on,
              A              E
But take your time, think a lot, 
      D                         Bm
Why, think of everything you've got
              A                 F#m
For you will still be here to - morrow
          Bm         A
But your dreams may not.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
A   A   A    D
A   A   A    D

VERSE 2

        A               E
How can I try to exp - lain,
            D                   Bm
'cause when I do he turns away again,
      A               F#m            D       E
It’s always been the same, same old story.
         A               E           D         Bm
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen,
              A         F#m          Bm      A
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
    E        D        A
I know, I   have to   go.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
A   A   A    D
A   A   A    D

(guitar solo as per verse but without the words )

       A           E
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            D                   Bm
-------------------------------------
     A               F#m            D       E
--------------------------------------------------
         A               E           D         Bm
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              A         F#m          Bm      A
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    E        D        A
------------------------

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
A   A   A    D
A   A   A    D

VERSE 3

          A              E
It’s not time to make a change,
           D             Bm
Just sit down, take it slowly,
             A                  F#m
You’re still young, that's your fault
           Bm                    E
There’s so much you have to go through.
       A            E           D             Bm
Find a girl, settle down if you want you can marry.
        A        F#m        Bm      E
Look at me I am old but I’m happy.
        A               E
All the times that I’ve cried
        D                  Bm
Keeping all the things I knew inside,
     A              F#m            Bm         E
It’s hard, but it's harder to ig - nore it.
             A               E
If they were right, I’d ag - ree,
          D                Bm                 A
But it's them you know not me now there's a way,
      F#m         Bm      A           E        D     A
And I know that I have to go away, I know I have to go.

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Introduction

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
C   C   C    F
C   C   C    F
C   C   C    F
C   C   C    F


VERSE 1 
          C                G
It’s not time to make a  change,
        F           Dm                  C
Just relax, take it easy, you’re still young
            Am                Dm                G
That’s your fault, there's so much you have to know.
       C            G            F             Dm
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry.
        C        Am          Dm     G
Look at me, I am old but I’m happy. 
      C                 G
I was once like you are now,
        F                Dm
And I know that it's not easy
      C                Am              Dm         G
To be calm when you've found something going on,
              C              G
But take your time, think a lot, 
      F                         Dm
Why, think of everything you've got
              C                 Am
For you will still be here to - morrow
          Dm         C
But your dreams may not.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
C   C   C    F
C   C   C    F

VERSE 2

        C               G
How can I try to exp - lain,
            F                   Dm
'cause when I do he turns away again,
      C               Am             F       G
It’s always been the same, same old story.
         C               G           F         Dm
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen,
              C         Am           Dm      C
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
    G        F        C
I know, I   have to   go.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
C   C   C    F
C   C   C    F

(guitar solo as per verse but without the words )

       C           G
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            F                   Dm
-------------------------------------
     C               Am             F       G
--------------------------------------------------
         C               G           F         Dm
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              C         Am           Dm      C
--------------------------------------------------
    G        F        C
------------------------

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
C   C   C    F
C   C   C    F

VERSE 3

          C              G
It’s not time to make a change,
           F             Dm
Just sit down, take it slowly,
             C                  Am
You’re still young, that's your fault
           Dm                    G
There’s so much you have to go through.
       C            G           F             Dm
Find a girl, settle down if you want you can marry.
        C        Am         Dm      G
Look at me I am old but I’m happy.
        C               G
All the times that I’ve cried
        F                  Dm
Keeping all the things I knew inside,
     C              Am             Dm         G
It’s hard, but it's harder to ig - nore it.
             C               G
If they were right, I’d ag - ree,
          F                Dm                 C
But it's them you know not me now there's a way,
      Am          Dm      C           G        F     C
And I know that I have to go away, I know I have to go.

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Introduction

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
D   D   D    G
D   D   D    G
D   D   D    G
D   D   D    G


VERSE 1 
          D                A
It’s not time to make a  change,
        G           Em                  D
Just relax, take it easy, you’re still young
            Bm                Em                A
That’s your fault, there's so much you have to know.
       D            A            G             Em
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry.
        D        Bm          Em     A
Look at me, I am old but I’m happy. 
      D                 A
I was once like you are now,
        G                Em
And I know that it's not easy
      D                Bm              Em         A
To be calm when you've found something going on,
              D              A
But take your time, think a lot, 
      G                         Em
Why, think of everything you've got
              D                 Bm
For you will still be here to - morrow
          Em         D
But your dreams may not.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
D   D   D    G
D   D   D    G

VERSE 2

        D               A
How can I try to exp - lain,
            G                   Em
'cause when I do he turns away again,
      D               Bm             G       A
It’s always been the same, same old story.
         D               A           G         Em
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen,
              D         Bm           Em      D
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
    A        G        D
I know, I   have to   go.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
D   D   D    G
D   D   D    G

(guitar solo as per verse but without the words )

       D           A
-----------------------
            G                   Em
-------------------------------------
     D               Bm             G       A
--------------------------------------------------
         D               A           G         Em
---------------------------------------------------
              D         Bm           Em      D
--------------------------------------------------
    A        G        D
------------------------

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
D   D   D    G
D   D   D    G

VERSE 3

          D              A
It’s not time to make a change,
           G             Em
Just sit down, take it slowly,
             D                  Bm
You’re still young, that's your fault
           Em                    A
There’s so much you have to go through.
       D            A           G             Em
Find a girl, settle down if you want you can marry.
        D        Bm         Em      A
Look at me I am old but I’m happy.
        D               A
All the times that I’ve cried
        G                  Em
Keeping all the things I knew inside,
     D              Bm             Em         A
It’s hard, but it's harder to ig - nore it.
             D               A
If they were right, I’d ag - ree,
          G                Em                 D
But it's them you know not me now there's a way,
      Bm          Em      D           A        G     D
And I know that I have to go away, I know I have to go.

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Introduction

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
E   E   E    A
E   E   E    A
E   E   E    A
E   E   E    A


VERSE 1 
          E                B
It’s not time to make a  change,
        A           F#m                 E
Just relax, take it easy, you’re still young
            C#m               F#m               B
That’s your fault, there's so much you have to know.
       E            B            A             F#m
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry.
        E        C#m         F#m    B
Look at me, I am old but I’m happy. 
      E                 B
I was once like you are now,
        A                F#m
And I know that it's not easy
      E                C#m             F#m        B
To be calm when you've found something going on,
              E              B
But take your time, think a lot, 
      A                         F#m
Why, think of everything you've got
              E                 C#m
For you will still be here to - morrow
          F#m        E
But your dreams may not.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
E   E   E    A
E   E   E    A

VERSE 2

        E               B
How can I try to exp - lain,
            A                   F#m
'cause when I do he turns away again,
      E               C#m            A       B
It’s always been the same, same old story.
         E               B           A         F#m
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen,
              E         C#m          F#m     E
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
    B        A        E
I know, I   have to   go.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
E   E   E    A
E   E   E    A

(guitar solo as per verse but without the words )

       E           B
-----------------------
            A                   F#m
-------------------------------------
     E               C#m            A       B
--------------------------------------------------
         E               B           A         F#m
---------------------------------------------------
              E         C#m          F#m     E
--------------------------------------------------
    B        A        E
------------------------

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
E   E   E    A
E   E   E    A

VERSE 3

          E              B
It’s not time to make a change,
           A             F#m
Just sit down, take it slowly,
             E                  C#m
You’re still young, that's your fault
           F#m                   B
There’s so much you have to go through.
       E            B           A             F#m
Find a girl, settle down if you want you can marry.
        E        C#m        F#m     B
Look at me I am old but I’m happy.
        E               B
All the times that I’ve cried
        A                  F#m
Keeping all the things I knew inside,
     E              C#m            F#m        B
It’s hard, but it's harder to ig - nore it.
             E               B
If they were right, I’d ag - ree,
          A                F#m                E
But it's them you know not me now there's a way,
      C#m         F#m     E           B        A     E
And I know that I have to go away, I know I have to go.

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Introduction

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
F   F   F    Bb
F   F   F    Bb
F   F   F    Bb
F   F   F    Bb


VERSE 1 
          F                C
It’s not time to make a  change,
        Bb          Gm                  F
Just relax, take it easy, you’re still young
            Dm                Gm                C
That’s your fault, there's so much you have to know.
       F            C            Bb            Gm
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry.
        F        Dm          Gm     C
Look at me, I am old but I’m happy. 
      F                 C
I was once like you are now,
        Bb               Gm
And I know that it's not easy
      F                Dm              Gm         C
To be calm when you've found something going on,
              F              C
But take your time, think a lot, 
      Bb                        Gm
Why, think of everything you've got
              F                 Dm
For you will still be here to - morrow
          Gm         F
But your dreams may not.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
F   F   F    Bb
F   F   F    Bb

VERSE 2

        F               C
How can I try to exp - lain,
            Bb                  Gm
'cause when I do he turns away again,
      F               Dm             Bb      C
It’s always been the same, same old story.
         F               C           Bb        Gm
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen,
              F         Dm           Gm      F
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away
    C        Bb       F
I know, I   have to   go.

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
F   F   F    Bb
F   F   F    Bb

(guitar solo as per verse but without the words )

       F           C
-----------------------
            Bb                  Gm
-------------------------------------
     F               Dm             Bb      C
--------------------------------------------------
         F               C           Bb        Gm
---------------------------------------------------
              F         Dm           Gm      F
--------------------------------------------------
    C        Bb       F
------------------------

ONE STRUM OF EACH CHORD
 
F   F   F    Bb
F   F   F    Bb

VERSE 3

          F              C
It’s not time to make a change,
           Bb            Gm
Just sit down, take it slowly,
             F                  Dm
You’re still young, that's your fault
           Gm                    C
There’s so much you have to go through.
       F            C           Bb            Gm
Find a girl, settle down if you want you can marry.
        F        Dm         Gm      C
Look at me I am old but I’m happy.
        F               C
All the times that I’ve cried
        Bb                 Gm
Keeping all the things I knew inside,
     F              Dm             Gm         C
It’s hard, but it's harder to ig - nore it.
             F               C
If they were right, I’d ag - ree,
          Bb               Gm                 F
But it's them you know not me now there's a way,
      Dm          Gm      F           C        Bb    F
And I know that I have to go away, I know I have to go.

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