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Harry Chapin

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Biography

Harry Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer and songwriter. Chapin's debut album, Heads and Tales (1972), was a success thanks to the single "Taxi". His follow-up album, Sniper and Other Love Songs, was less successful; but his third, Short Stories, was a major success. Verities & Balderdash, released soon after, was even more successful, bolstered by the chart-topping hit single "Cat's in the Cradle". He also wrote and performed a Broadway musical, The Night That Made America Famous.

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  1.  
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    My child arrived just the other day
    He came to the world in the usual way
    But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
    He learned to walk while I was away
    And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
    Cat's in the Cradle  -  681,568 plays
  2.  
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    It was raining hard in 'Frisco
    I needed one more fare to make my night
    A lady up ahead waved to flag me down
    She got in at the light
    "Oh where you going to, my lady blue
    Taxi  -  71,951 plays
  3. Cats In The Cradle (45 Version)  -  55,142 plays
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    I come fresh from the street, fast on my feet,
    Kinda crass and corny.
    Not much meat on my bones and a whole lotta loans
    and more than a little bit horny.
    The old six string was all i had, to keep my belly still.
    I Wanna Learn A Love Song  -  32,494 plays
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    There was a time that you curled up
    In my lap like a child.
    You'd cling to me smilin'
    Your eyes wide and wild.
    Now you slip through my arms,
    Tangled Up Puppet  -  22,539 plays
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