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Father and Son (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel

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 Standard Tuning
 Timing: 4/4
 Arranged By: Helmut Bickel
 Audio File From: Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial
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Intro:
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   G
    _   _   _ _   _      _   _   _ _   _
   | | | | | | | | |    | | | | | | | | |
e|---3-------3---5----|---3-------3---5----|
B|---0-0h1------------|---0-0h1------------|
G|---0-----5---5------|---0-----5---5------|
D|---0-0h2------------|---0-0h2------------|
A|---2----------------|---2----------------|
E|-3-3-------------7s-|-3-3-------------7s-|

    _   _   _ _   _          _   _
   | | | | | | | | |    | | | | | |
e|---3-3-----3---5----|---3---------|
B|---0-0h1------------|---0-0h1-0-1-|
G|---0-----5---5------|---0---------|
D|---0-0h2------------|---0-0h2-----|
A|---2----------------|---2---------|
E|-3-3-------------7s-|-3-3---------|
                             It's not


Verse 1: [Father]
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Section A - Part 1
------------------

   G             D/F#          C               Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|           
1.time to make a change, just relax and take it easy

   G            Em           Am7           D
        _   _         _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------3---|-2-------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|-------------|-3---0-1-|
G|-------0-2---|-----------|-2---2-------|-2-------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|---2-------2-|-0-------|
A|-------------|-----------|-0-----0-----|---------|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-------------|---------|
1.You're still young that's your fault there's so... 
                   ...much you have to know. Find a

   G             D/F#          C               Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|
1.girl, settle down, if you want to, you can marry

   G            Em           Am7           D
        _   _         _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------3---|-2-------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|-------------|-3---0-1-|
G|-------0-2---|-----------|-2---2-------|-2-------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|---2-------2-|-0-------|
A|-------------|-----------|-0-----0-----|---------|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-------------|---------|
1.Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy          I was
   

Verse 2: [Father]
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   G             D/F#          C               Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|           
2.once like you are now, and I know that its not easy

   G            Em           Am7           D
        _   _         _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------3---|-2-------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|-------------|-3---0-1-|
G|-------0-2---|-----------|-2---2-------|-2-------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|---2-------2-|-0-------|
A|-------------|-----------|-0-----0-----|---------|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-------------|---------|
2.to be calm, when you've found something going on
                                        But take your

   G             D/F#          C               Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|
2.time, think a lot, why think of...
                              ...everything you've got

Section A - Part 2
------------------

   G            Em           Am7       G
        _   _         _                 _   _   _ _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------|---3-------3---5----|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|---------|---0-0h1------------|
G|-------0-2---|-----------|-2-2-0---|---0-----5---5------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|-0-0-0---|---0-0h2------------|
A|-------------|-----------|---------|---2----------------|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-----3---|-3-3-------------7s-|
2.For you will still be here tomorrow... 
                    ...but your dreams may not
   G
    _   _
   | | | | | |
e|---3---------|
B|---0-0h1-0-1-|
G|---0---------|
D|---0-0h2-----|
A|---2---------|
E|-3-3---------|
        How can


Verse 3: [Son]
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   G             D/F#          C               Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|           
3.try to explain? 'cause when I do he turns away again

   G            Em           Am7           D
        _   _         _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------3---|-2-------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|-------------|-3---0-1-|
G|-------0-2---|-----------|-2---2-------|-2-------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|---2-------2-|-0-------|
A|-------------|-----------|-0-----0-----|---------|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-------------|---------|
3.It's always been the same, same old story

   G             D/F#          C               Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|
3.From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen


Section B - Part 2
------------------

   G             Em          D   G     G D       D   C
        _   _         _                       
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|---------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|---------|-0-3-----|---3-1-1-|
G|---2-0-2-----|-----------|-2-2-0---|-0-2-----|---2-0-0-|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|-0-0-0---|---0-----|---0-2-2-|
A|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|-----3-3-|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-----3---|-3-------|---------|
3.Now there's a way, and I know that I...
                        ...have to go away...
                                 ...I know I have to go
   G
              _   _   _ _   _      _   _   _ _   _
   | | | |   | | | | | | | | |    | | | | | | | | |
e|-3-------|---3-------3---5----|---3-------3---5----|
B|---------|---0-0h1------------|---0-0h1------------|
G|---------|---0-----5---5------|---0-----5---5------|
D|---------|---0-0h2------------|---0-0h2------------|
A|-2-------|---2----------------|---2----------------|
E|-3-------|-3-3-------------7s-|-3-3-------------7s-|
3. ...


Solo:
----

   G             D/F#          C               Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|           

   G            Em           Am7           D
        _   _         _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------3---|-2-------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|-------------|-3---0-1-|
G|-------0-2---|-----------|-2---2-------|-2-------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|---2-------2-|-0-------|
A|-------------|-----------|-0-----0-----|---------|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-------------|---------|

   G             D/F#          C               Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|


Section B - Part 2
------------------

   G             Em          D   G     G D       D   C
        _   _         _                       
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|---------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|---------|-0-3-----|---3-1-1-|
G|---2-0-2-----|-----------|-2-2-0---|-0-2-----|---2-0-0-|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|-0-0-0---|---0-----|---0-2-2-|
A|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|-----3-3-|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-----3---|-3-------|---------|

   G
              _   _   _ _   _      _   _   _ _   _
   | | | |   | | | | | | | | |    | | | | | | | | |
e|-3-------|---3-------3---5----|---3-------3---5----|
B|---------|---0-0h1------------|---0-0h1------------|
G|---------|---0-----5---5------|---0-----5---5------|
D|---------|---0-0h2------------|---0-0h2------------|
A|-2-------|---2----------------|---2----------------|
E|-3-------|-3-3-------------7s-|-3-3-------------7s-|


Verse 4 [Father]
-------

Section B - Part 1 (* modified from tutorial)
------------------

   G*            D/F#          C*              Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|
4.time to make a change, just sit down and take it slowly

   G*           Em           Am7           D
        _   _         _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------3---|-2-------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|-------------|-3---0-1-|
G|-------0-2---|-----------|-2---2-------|-2-------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|---2-------2-|-0-------|
A|-------------|-----------|-0-----0-----|---------|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-------------|---------|
4.You're still young that's your fault...
 ...there's so much you have to go through.  Find a 

   G*            D/F#          C*              Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|  
4.girl settle down if you want you can marry

   G*           Em           Am7           D
        _   _         _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------3---|-2-------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|-------------|-3---0-1-|
G|-------0-2---|-----------|-2---2-------|-2-------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|---2-------2-|-0-------|
A|-------------|-----------|-0-----0-----|---------|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-------------|---------|
4.look at me I am old but I'm happy


Verse 5 [Son]
-------

   G*            D/F#          C*              Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------|  
5.All the times that I cried... 
              ...keeping all the things I knew inside

   G*           Em           Am7           D
        _   _         _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------3---|-2-------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|-------------|-3---0-1-|
G|-------0-2---|-----------|-2---2-------|-2-------|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|---2-------2-|-0-------|
A|-------------|-----------|-0-----0-----|---------|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-------------|---------|
5.It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it

   G*            D/F#          C*              Am7
      _   _         _   _         _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------0-|-------------|
B|-3---1-0-1---|-3-------0-1-|-3-------3-----|-----------0-|
G|-------------|-----2-------|-----0---------|---0-0-2-----|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2-------2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-------|-0---0-------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|---------------|-------------| 
5.If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them they... 
                                       ...know, not me

Section B - Part 2
------------------

   G             Em          D   G     G D       D   C
        _   _         _                       
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|---------|
B|-----------0-|-----1-0---|---------|-0-3-----|---3-1-1-|
G|---2-0-2-----|-----------|-2-2-0---|-0-2-----|---2-0-0-|
D|---0-----0---|---2-----2-|-0-0-0---|---0-----|---0-2-2-|
A|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|-----3-3-|
E|-3---3-------|-0---0-----|-----3---|-3-------|---------|
5.Now there's a way, and I know that I away I know I have to

   G

   | | | |
e|-3-------|
B|-0-------|
G|-0-------|
D|-0-------|
A|-2-------|
E|-3-------|
5.go


*:·..·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*


Lyrics and Chords:
-----------------

Intro: [G  C] [G  C] [G  C] [G  C] 


Verse 1:
-------

         G              D/F#
It's not time to make a change,
       C               Am7
just relax and take it easy
             G                  Em
You're still young, that's your fault, 
            [Am       Am7]    D
there's so much you have to know
       G            D/F#
Find a girl, settle down, 
        C                Am7
if you want to, you can marry
        G        Em
Look at me, I am old,
      [Am   Am Am7] D
but I'm happy


Verse 2:
-------

      G                 D
I was once like you are now,
      C                  Am7
and I know that it's not easy
      G                Em
To be calm when you've found
     [Am   Am Am7] D
something going on
              G             D
But take your time, think a lot, 
              C                 Am7
why think of everything you've got
             G                 Em
For you will still be here tomorrow,
        D           G
but your dreams may not

   G
    _   _   _ _   _      _   _   _ _   _
   | | | | | | | | |    | | | | | | | | |
e|---3-------3---5----|---3-------3---5----|
B|---0-0h1------------|---0-0h1------------|
G|---0-----5---5------|---0-----5---5------|
D|---0-0h2------------|---0-0h2------------|
A|---2----------------|---2----------------|
E|-3-3-------------7s-|-3-3-------------7s-|

 
Verse 3:
-------

        G          Bm
How can I try to explain? 'cause
        C            Am7
when I do he turns away again
     G               Em
It's always been the same,
        Am7   D
same old story
         G              Bm
From the moment I could talk
         C          Am7
I was ordered to listen
              G          Em
Now there's a way, and I know
        D       G
that I have to go away
  D      C       G
I know I have to go
 
   G
    _   _   _ _   _      _   _   _ _   _
   | | | | | | | | |    | | | | | | | | |
e|---3-------3---5----|---3-------3---5----|
B|---0-0h1------------|---0-0h1------------|
G|---0-----5---5------|---0-----5---5------|
D|---0-0h2------------|---0-0h2------------|
A|---2----------------|---2----------------|
E|-3-3-------------7s-|-3-3-------------7s-|

Solo:
----

G    D    C    Am7
G    Em   Am7  D
G    D    C    Am7
G    Em   D    G
D    C    G
 

Verse 4:
-------
         G              D
It's not time to make a change,
          C                Am7
just sit down and 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
Find a girl, settle down,
        C             Am7
if you want, you can marry
        G        Em
Look at me, I am old,

[Am   Am Am7] D
but I'm happy


Verse 5:
--------

        G               Bm
All the times that I've cried,
        C                Am7
keeping all the things I knew inside
     G              Em
It's hard, but it's harder to 
[Am   Am Am7] D
ignore it
             G           Bm  
If they were right, I'd agree, 
        C                   Am7
but it's them they know, not me
              G          Em
Now there's a way, and I know 
      [D       G ]   [ G  D ]
that I have to go away
 [D      C    ]  G
I know I have to go
        
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Father and Son (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
Father and Son (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
This fingerstyle version of the song is arranged By: Helmut Bickel

For Fingerstyle Guitar & Ukulele Tab, visit Helmut Bickel's YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/helmutbickel/videos

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"Father and Son" is a popular song written and performed by English singer-songwriter Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf/Cat Stevens) on his 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. The song frames a heartbreaking exchange between a father not understanding a son's desire to break away and shape a new life, and the son who cannot really explain himself but knows that it is time for him to seek his own destiny.

Stevens sings in a deeper register for the father's lines, while using a higher one for those of the son. Additionally, there are backing vocals provided by Stevens' guitarist and friend Alun Davies beginning mid-song, singing an unusual chorus of simple refrains.

Cat Stevens Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6zaCV4niKk

Cat Stevens Audio: Father and Son - Cat Stevens

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Father and Son (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel




Father and Son (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 12/30/2020
Audio Src: Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial
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