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TR (ANNC): Prairie Home Companion is proud to present... First Drafts of Famous Songs. In fall 1973 Henry Chapin debuted the first version of his popular folk song, Cats in the Cradle...

(MUSIC: "CATS IN THE CRADLE" CHORUS in F)

CT (Singing): And the cat's in the cradle, and the dog's in the cradle / the fish is in the cradle, and the ferret's in the cradle / the hamster's in the cradle, and the turtle's in the cradle / I put all of those critters in that cradle, friend. I really wish I had a son.

(MUSIC STOPS ABRUPTLY)

(BEAT OF MELANCHOLY)

TR (ANNC): This has been, First Drafts of Famous Songs!

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