Cat’s in the Cradle; Ricky Skaggs version

Posted by on June 14, 2012 at 6:54 am.

Several years ago, much before my daughter was born, I stumbled upon the music video version of Harry Chapin’s Cats in the Cradle.

 

I didn’t remember the name of the musician who’d performed the song, what was of interest to me was the story line that accompanied the familiar melody, and so my focus was on that. Earlier today, I found the video I’d seen those many years ago. This version is performed by Ricky Skaggs; country and bluegrass singer. I love his music.

And just like with my former boss that I mentioned in my Too Busy for you post, I do remember feeling sorry for this fictitious dad who never found the time to fit his family into his busy schedule, how tragic.

I realize I could fall into the same trap, if I allow my priorities to get out of whack.  As with many people I have a lot on my plate; mother, self employed, involved with numerous volunteer organizations… it wouldn’t take much effort on my part to be just like this dad and take those I care about for granted. I make every effort not to do that.

The examples I see of those who do take their loved ones for granted, and this song reminds me not to fall into that same trap. I make an effort to take that time, and include those I care about in my life. My daughter, trumps everything.

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  • Jennifer says:

    I was never much of a Country Music Fan but since I have been married to my hubby I have been educated on Bluegrass Music and Ricky Skaggs has been a HUGE part of that. Since he left the Commercial Country Music World and went back to this Bluegrass Roots I have tried to follow his new releases over the past decade! This version was good! I like many other versions of songs he’s done, too, some of his (own) mentor Bill Monroe, too!

    One of my fave tunes of Ricky Skaggs is One Way Track. DH is in a Bluegrass Band and sometimes sings that one – his version 🙂
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, I really love music, since this is the case I’m always open to listening to the various flavors that are available.

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  • Jennifer says:

    Indeed! Same here!!! Since I work in Radio – After Hours I tend to abandon our format-familiar music and brand out into others!!! Some REALLY obscure stuff! It’s so FUN!!!!
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    Opal Reply:

    That’s understandable @Jennifer, I tend to need breaks from stuff I hear or do constantly too…
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  • Jennifer says:

    I’ve been into Reggae a lot more than usual lately! Sure…I have always been a fan, but, I have been REALLY into it A LOT lately!!! It’s FEEL GOOD Music!!!
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