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Father and Son (Cat Stevens) – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB

Cat Stevens






This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Father and Son.

Father and Son was written by Cat Stevens and the song appears on his 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. It became a commercial success for Stevens, reaching number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. In the UK, it peaked at number 21 on the singles chart.

Over the years, it has remained a fan favorite and an essential part of Cat Stevens’ discography. The song’s enduring appeal lies in its emotive lyrics and Stevens’ heartfelt delivery so that to this day it continues to resonate with listeners around the world.

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Father and Son Performance

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Father and Son, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.

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Father and Son Guitar Lesson (Part One)

In this first lesson we cover the intro and the 1st verse of Father and Son. One thing that’ll make learning this arrangement easier is to learn the lyrics of the song. You can then sing them in your head as you play through it, this will help you to remember the melody.

Father and Son Guitar Lesson (Part Two)

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson so now let’s move on and learn how to play the rest of the song!

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