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--------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-----------------------------------
This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the 
song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research
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Date: 24/02/2000         From: DJ          E-mail:dave.illingworth@nevisuk.net
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                        MATTHEW & SON  by Cat Stevens
Intro 

E |--12---11----------12----11-|------------12----11-----------|
B |----------12----------------|--12------------------12-------|
G |-------------11-11----------|-----11--11---------------11---|
D |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
  (Bsus4)(B)        (Bsus4)(B)             (Bsus4)(B)


E |--10---9----------10----9---|------------10----9------------|
B |----------10----------------|--10------------------10-------|
G |-------------9-9------------|-----9---9----------------9----|
D |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
  (Asus4)(A)       (Asus4)(A)             (Asus4)(A)


Verse 1
Em                                        D           Em
    Up at 8:00, you can't be late for Matthew & son, he won't wait

   (*Brass Riff)
E |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
G |----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D |----5---7-9---9---7---------|---5---------------------------|
A |--7-------------------------|-----7---4-7-----5------7------|
E |----------------------------|---------------7---------------|
   
Em                                          D             Em       (Brass Riff) 
Watch them run down to platform one,for the 8:30 train to Matthew,& son


Chorus
  Bsus4    B       Bsus4         B             Bsus4   B       Asus4 A  Asus4 A
Matthew & son, the work's never done, there's always something new,
Asus4 A     Bsus4         B        Bsus4         B          Bsus4  B   Asus4  A
       The files in your head, you take them to bed, you're never ever through,
Asus4 A  Asus4 A                     E         A        B        E    A   B   E
                 And they've been working all day, all day, all day


Verse 2
Em   D    Em  D
             There's a five minute break, and that's all you take,
       D                        Em           (Brass Riff)
For a cup of cold coffee and a piece of cake


Chorus

 
Verse 3

Em   D Em   D  

Em                   Em           A            A   Em
   He's got people who've been working for Fif-ty years ,
                 Em    A                 A   Em
No one asks for more money, 'cause nobod-y dares, 
                      Em    A                     A     Em    A    Em    D
Even though they're pretty low, and their rent's in a-rrears  


Verse 4

     Mat-thew & son,
E |--12---11-----------12----11-|------------12----11-----------|
B |----------12-----------------|--12------------------12-------|
G |-------------11--11----------|-----11--11---------------11---|
D |-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A |-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
  (Bsus4)(B)        (Bsus4)(B)             (Bsus4)(B)

     Mat-thew & son,
E |--10---9-------------10----9---|------------10----9------------|
B |----------10-------------------|--10------------------10-------|
G |--------------9---9------------|-----9---9----------------9----|
D |-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  (Asus4)(A)       (Asus4)(A)             (Asus4)(A)

  
Verse 4(again)

Coda
       A           E          A        B        E    A     B  E    Em  D   Em D 
And they've been working all day, all day, all day

Intro
   

Verse 4 (repeats)


            --------------------------------------------------------        
Verse chords:           Em       D 
(Muffle strings       07xxxx   55xxxx
with palm of hand)

Verse 3 chords:         Em       A        D
                      022000   xo222o   xx0232

 
Chorus chords:   Bsus4       B        Asus4      A         E
                 223342    223332    x02230    x02220    022100

            
            
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DiddyD 13,123 Mar 24, 2015 01:31 PM

Looks like none of Geronymo other tabs are his own work, all are copied and pasted from other tabbers work.
I spotted this tab being used by Geronymo that I had sent to another tab site in Feb 2000. It's weird when this happens, as I wanted to submit an updated version of my tab and found I'm in competition with myself to get it accepted, because it's too close to this one attributed to Geronymo!
So I've submitted an update as a chord version, but using a capo to achieve the same key. http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/c/cat_stevens/matthew_and_son_crd.htm

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