Harry Chapin Sings About Daddyhood
The Song: “Cat’s in the Cradle” hit the charts making Billboard Hot 100 in December 1974. Supposedly inspired by a poem Chapin’s wife had written, the song is about a struggling father-son relationship. It acts as a catchy reminder to spend more time in the present sharing in special times with our children whenever possible.
The Artist: Chapin is well-known for other hits including “Taxi,” “W-O-L-D,” and more. Breaking out from his singer-songwriter work, Chapin made an effort to work towards ending world hunger; he was even awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work in 1987.
Chapin married Sandy Cashmore in 1968; Chapin had been giving Cashmore music lessons for some time preceding their marriage. The couple had two children together, Jennifer and Joshua. Proud daddy Chapin was also a stepfather to Cashmore’s other three children, Jaime, Jason and Jonathan.
“Cat’s in the Cradle” is a monumental song about fatherhood struggles, and it’s sung by a wonderful and influential daddy.
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