Cat's In The Cradle
Harry Chapin
Chapin Harry 1974 Cats Cradle 45

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

1974
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974 for one week
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from the album Verities & Balderdash (1974)
  • written by Harry Chapin, Sandra Chapin
  • Harry Chapin has said that the song was about his father-son relationship with his son, Josh; it was based upon a poem written by Harry's wife Sandy Chapin, who is credited as a co-writer
  • produced by Paul Leka
  • recorded at Connecticut Recording Studios, Bridgeport, Connecticut
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