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Lesson notes

*Cat’s In The Cradle*by Harry Chapin, is the only song of his that became a #1 hit, partly because most of his stories were to long to be radio-friendly. The song started as a poem by his wife Sandy, about her prior husband’s relationship with his father and when Harry and Sandy’s son Josh was born, Harry turned it into one of the most wrenching songs of all time. The guitar is played with a capo at the 7^th fret in the lesson (although the original was at the 8^th ), using very basic chords and fingerpicking. The lesson addresses a couple of different accompaniment techniques that the student should already be familiar with.