Mother Nature’s Son fingerstyle tab

“Mother Nature’s Son” by The Beatles, arranged with tab for fingerstyle guitar by Daryl Shawn.

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“Mother Nature’s Son” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as “the White Album”). The song was written primarily by Paul McCartney, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It was inspired by a lecture given by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi while the Beatles were in India. The same lecture inspired Lennon’s song “Child of Nature”, the tune of which he later re-used for “Jealous Guy”. Although credited to the group, the song was performed by McCartney alone (with a brass arrangement by George Martin), while the other Beatles were working on other “White Album” songs.

According to Paul McCartney he was inspired by Nat King Cole’s song “Nature Boy” he heard growing up. He wrote the song in Liverpool when he visited his father.


[Verse 1]
Born a poor young country boy
Mother Nature’s son
All day long, I’m sitting singing songs for everyone

[Verse 2]
Sit beside a mountain stream
See her waters rise
Listen to the pretty sound of music as she flies

[Verse 3]
Find me in my field of grass
Mother Nature’s son
Swaying daisies sing a lazy song beneath the sun

Mother Nature’s son

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