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The Beatles — Mother Nature's Son
Album: White Album
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Released: 1968
Length: 2:45
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Born a poor young country boy
Mother Nature's son
All day long I'm sitting
Singing songs for everyone

Sit beside a mountain stream
See her waters rise
Listen to the pretty
Sound of music as she flies

Doo-doo doo doo doo doo
Doo-oo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo
Doo-oo doo doo doo
Ndoo doo-doo

Find me in my field of grass
Mother Nature's son
Swaying daisies sing
A lazy song beneath the Sun

Doo-doo doo doo doo doo
Doo-oo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo
Doo-oo doo doo doo
Doo doo-doo doo-oo doo-doo
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Mm mm mm
Mmm mm
Mmm mm mm

Mm, Mother Nature's son
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How did they do it.  The Beatles. Awwww
 pinem wrote:

Ekin and dreadpixie are clearly voting democrats

 
A rotten, unnecessary thing to post. Shame on you.
From the BEST album since AD
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

I guess only us conservatives like this song? 

 
Well, the Beatles are clearly nature-lovin' libertarians.  Witness songs like this one and "Taxman".
 
 pinem wrote:

Ekin and dreadpixie are clearly voting democrats

 
I guess only us conservatives like this song? 
 great picture,  thanks for sharing zepher wrote:
Paul is an amazing Song Writer....

Thumbs up from John Denver!

 


Paul is an amazing Song Writer....

Thumbs up from John Denver!
 pinem wrote:

Ekin and dreadpixie are clearly voting democrats

 
Sassafras on the updike and Milwaukee, too.
Another Great song from the BEST album of All-Time
 pinem wrote:

Ekin and dreadpixie are clearly voting democrats

 
Puzzling comment. Yes, please explain.
 pinem wrote:

Ekin and dreadpixie are clearly voting democrats

 
What makes that so clear to you?
guru
Quite an impressionable album on an impressionable 12 yr old at the time.
they've shaped a few generations with their music by now. 
incredible 
a timeless classic
they'll still be listening to their stuff in a couple of hundred yrs. 
 ekin wrote:
really stupid song, no sound coming good and all the production is suck! please never play again. it's really makes mind fuck... 

 
Maybe your poor command of English means you just don't understand it.
 dreadpixie wrote:
even while I was on the phone, with the music volume turned down, I thought to myself... what is this CRAP I am hearing... thank goodness for the PSD button.

 
Ekin and dreadpixie are clearly voting democrats
Can't fathom why some of the disgruntled here don't fathom that this is one of the Beatles' loveliest songs, from a band that had no real shortage of touching and lovely songs. 
even while I was on the phone, with the music volume turned down, I thought to myself... what is this CRAP I am hearing... thank goodness for the PSD button.
I will never not love this song
really stupid song, no sound coming good and all the production is suck! please never play again. it's really makes mind fuck... 
Just the memories alone are worth a 9.
 DrLex wrote:
It's really great to hear something else from the Beatles than the usual classics that have been played to death.

 
Wait, things get played to death here?!  All kidding aside, here's another reason why Paul was my fav Beatle.
very nice!
It's really great to hear something else from the Beatles than the usual classics that have been played to death.
 d48m02h1918 wrote:
Simple and Beautiful!! {#Cheesygrin}
 
I was getting ready to say...simple but excellent.
 
Let's argue til the glaciers come back about the Beatles!!!

marvelous...
 
 dcdude wrote:
 I agree that John was part of the genius of the Beatles so this is in no way a slight towards him ... Paul wrote Helter Skelter - I believe the Who had released something that some critic had remarked was the loudest song he had every heard, Helter Skelter was Paul's attempt to outdo the Who.  It's about a roller coaster.

 
krich58 wrote:

I don't know, but I'm pretty sure John had a hand in Strawberry Fields, Helter Skelter, Girl, Twist & Shout, Across The Universe, and Come Together (amongst a few other unnotables).

 
 
The Beatles were simply more than the sum of their parts. Paul and John both seemed to shine when exposed to the other's light. Seperately there were fewer of these magic tunes.

Everybody in my church loves this song...

Heh, when I first heard this song when I was younger I thought, aaahhh yes that's right, Nature! Now I think, "lazy hippy," mostly because mother nature isn't like this song.
Simple and Beautiful!! {#Cheesygrin}
What, a Beatles song I never rated before ?

10
 allenrudd wrote:
It was always the bass drum riff that seemed way ahead of its time.
 
They had a special "guest" drummer play that part.

alfred starkey
 allenrudd wrote:
It was always the bass drum riff that seemed way ahead of its time.
 
Dunno about "ahead of its time" (jazz drummers had done such before, I think) but it catches my ear every time.
Nice!
Often take this title as a nickanme.  I am Mother Nature's Son.
Bill and Rebecca are playing some fine music this morning.  Love it!
 handsomened wrote:
romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...

Yes, soooo very cooool.

 


Glad you agree!  Still love this classic!

 

one of the first songs i learned to play. {#Bananajam}
It was always the bass drum riff that seemed way ahead of its time.
Nice to hear this....thank God (and Bill) that isn't one of Rod Stewart's soppy ballads....

My favorite bassist by ~pepeyo
©2009-2010 ~pepeyo

well finally this is my personal list, i have a lilttle trouble by choosing them ´cause there are too many...
1.- Roger Waters(pink floyd)
2.- chris squire(yes) , and misc artists
3.- Sir paul mcartney (the beatles)
4.- Tony Levin( peter gabriel , king crimson , pink floyd (momentary lapse of reason)liquid tension experiment, tony levin band and had played in many albums for a lots of artists).
5.- John paul jones (led zeppelin)
6.- Steve Rodby(pat metheny)
7.- Stanley Clarke(george benson, chick corea,george duke, jean luc ponty , al di meola , larry carlton....
8.- Jaco Pastorius(weather report, pat metheny, blood, sweet and tears, flora purim , herbie hancock...
9.- Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner STING (the police , sting and misc artists).
10.- Mike Porcaro(toto).
11.- Tim Bogert(beck , bogert & appice)
12.- Victor Wooten(bela fleck and the flecktones)
13.- leland sklar( this is a monster he has play for more musicians than any )
14.- Richard Bona(pat metheny ,larry coryel , michael brecker, joe zawinul)

~pepeyo


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 thewiseking wrote:


Yes, let's think about this.
Paul wrote the sappy vaudeville inspired ballads, although this one is better than most but couldn't hold a candle to something like Dear Prudence. John's songs had all the beauty, power and majesty. Regarding Paul, all he ever did was "Yesterday". His bass playing, on songs like Rain and Lucy was pretty good though.
 
Sorry you feel like that.  Paul's sappiness in his, as you put it,  vaudeville inspired ballads was the counterpart to John's intellectualism.  Together, they created sheer brilliance.  One without the other wouldn't have been as effective, imo.  Together, they were magic.

John, to me, after they split up was boring to listen to.  Ditto for Paul...Sometimes, one would write a line, the other completing the lyric.  Sometimes they co-authored the same song.  Paul, to me, displayed a joy and romanticism that was unparalleled in his era.  John, to me, always was the "tortured" soul.  That goes just so far with me.  Yeah, his bass playing was "pretty good."  Jesus Christ man, he was considered one of the best bassists of his time.

Maybe it's your age. 




    >>>>   H{#Bananasplit}o{#Dancingbanana}l{#Dancingbanana_2}i{#Motor}d{#Bananajam}a{#Cowboy}y  in
Pa{#Music}ra{#Bananajumprope}di{#Dance}se !!?   <<<<<<  



Saaweeeeeeeet!{#Daisy}
I'm struck by the prominence of the acoustic guitar in the right channel and the horns overall. I have the remixed box set but haven't gotten to The Beatles yet. Now I'll have to. It sounds so very different.

BTW, I'm assuming this is from the remixed box set since the sound is so different. And of course the album cover is right but the name is wrong. This is from The Beatles, not Past Masters.

 bobcat1963 wrote:
the beatles, mmm it sounds more like solo paul.
lets think about this:
what was the input of john L in the best songs (fool on the hill - let it be - the long & winding road - Yesterday - for no one - for instance) of the beatles?

 

Yes, let's think about this.
Paul wrote the sappy vaudeville inspired ballads, although this one is better than most but couldn't hold a candle to something like Dear Prudence. John's songs had all the beauty, power and majesty. Regarding Paul, all he ever did was "Yesterday". His bass playing, on songs like Rain and Lucy was pretty good though.
Holy Cow!  Paul McCartney was in a band BEFORE Wings?!?!   {#Drunk}
Effortless brilliance.
 bobcat1963 wrote:
the beatles, mmm it sounds more like solo paul.
lets think about this:
what was the input of john L in the best songs (fool on the hill - let it be - the long & winding road - Yesterday - for no one - for instance) of the beatles?

 

i get it - that's sarcasm, right?  we have that here in the states too...............
here try a few of these on for size

because
don't let me down
norwegian wood
in my life
hey bulldog
and your bird can sing
i'm only sleeping
hide your love away 
it's only love

do i need to go on? 
 Hodgie wrote:
Yeah...these guys were pretty good. These here "Beatles" as they called themselves.
 
{#Lol}

This is on my baby daughter's playlist. When she hears it, she stops crying, playing, cooing to stop and listen. Remarkable. And by the way - I agree with her.
  bubink wrote:


JD done this tune GOOD...  very good...  but he would have never done it without the Beatles first.. so...  thank you JD for adding to the legacy....
 
Thank you, that make's me feel better.

 handsomened wrote:

Yes, soooo very cooool.

 


I agreeee!  Loooove it...


 choiceimage wrote:


I can't believe that I'm writing thus, but.... I like John Denver's version a little bit better
I know, I'm sorry.
 

JD done this tune GOOD...  very good...  but he would have never done it without the Beatles first.. so...  thank you JD for adding to the legacy....
 I agree that John was part of the genius of the Beatles so this is in no way a slight towards him ... Paul wrote Helter Skelter - I believe the Who had released something that some critic had remarked was the loudest song he had every heard, Helter Skelter was Paul's attempt to outdo the Who.  It's about a roller coaster.

 
krich58 wrote:

I don't know, but I'm pretty sure John had a hand in Strawberry Fields, Helter Skelter, Girl, Twist & Shout, Across The Universe, and Come Together (amongst a few other unnotables).

 




I can't believe that I'm writing thus, but.... I like John Denver's version a little bit better
I know, I'm sorry.
Yeah...these guys were pretty good. These here "Beatles" as they called themselves.


excellent song...  love it...


 lmic wrote:
Nice post. Currently my fav Beatles album. What an endlessly rich oeuvre these boys produced.
 
Agreed. As much as I love Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper, Rubber Soul and Revolver, The White Album has always been my fave. So many great, wild, diverse songs that a single album just couldn't contain 'em. (and us old folks remember the cool poster and mug shots that came with the vinyl)

 bobcat1963 wrote:
the beatles, mmm it sounds more like solo paul.
lets think about this:
what was the input of john L in the best songs (fool on the hill - let it be - the long & winding road - Yesterday - for no one - for instance) of the beatles?

 
I don't know, but I'm pretty sure John had a hand in Strawberry Fields, Helter Skelter, Girl, Twist & Shout, Across The Universe, and Come Together (amongst a few other unnotables).

 Jungle_Jim wrote:
The White Album was 40 this year. I didn't celebrate this by playing it, because I play it all the time anyway and have for 30 years - and strum most of it on my guitar. It's an ever flowing stream of musical ideas and it never runs dry. It's actually odd to hear a song lifted from it - I just take it as a whole, with all it's diversity and beauty.
 
Nice post. Currently my fav Beatles album. What an endlessly rich oeuvre these boys produced.

 romeotuma wrote:


Cool...  I love this song...
  romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears..

Yes, soooo very cooool.



 EssexTex wrote:
Nice song by a promising band
 
Yeah, I think these "Beatles" are going to go places, if they play their cards right....

O——- yeah!
the beatles, mmm it sounds more like solo paul.
lets think about this:
what was the input of john L in the best songs (fool on the hill - let it be - the long & winding road - Yesterday - for no one - for instance) of the beatles?

Nice song by a promising band
 gorgi wrote:


i agree
 

Cool...  I love this song...


 Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Paul McCartney's credibility has plumetted since the early 1970s and the stories from Heather Mills about his mean spirited behaviour just reinforce the impression that this is a very sad man indeed.
 
hahaha, you take something that Heather Mills has said seriously

good on ya paul for appearing on letterman last night and reminding us and/or enlightening us to the real nature of jacko, who so nastily stabbed you and your mates in the back when it came to the ownership, copyrights and payment of royalties on your incredible catalogue of music. Maybe the "king of pop" produced some good music, dance moves and videos in his day, but when it came time to being loyal to his friends and having any kind of integrity whatsoever, his greed took over and it was all about the $$$. To quote Sir Paul, in one their last conversations, "its' just business, Paul." guess the karmic snake bites deeply after all. {#Whisper}
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...


 



i agree


This song is soooo good for the ears...


Too bad Sir Paul didn't improve with age... Oh well, he did enough in his 20s.

What an amazing Easter morning ... RP, mixing it up deliciously. Cheers, Bill. Hope everybody's enjoying their morning out there.


love it...


 romeotuma wrote:


A great song from a seminal album by the best band of all time...
 
Right on! {#Clap}


A great song from a seminal album by the best band of all time...


The White Album was 40 this year. I didn't celebrate this by playing it, because I play it all the time anyway and have for 30 years - and strum most of it on my guitar. It's an ever flowing stream of musical ideas and it never runs dry. It's actually odd to hear a song lifted from it - I just take it as a whole, with all it's diversity and beauty.
 doctorespinoza wrote:
What's with all these Arcade Fire knock-off bands nowadays?
 

{#Lol}

 While anyone that doesn't recognize the absolute genius of the Beatles has no sence of musical history or invention, but post-Beatles
and Paul's "Nifty Fifty" drivel is a true tribute to Mr. John Lennon. Paul flew the coupe with Wings. .

ahhhhh... a breath of fresh air at last.{#Smile}
Abso-flippin'-lutely fabulous!
Damn !!  First vintage Floyd, then Pat Metheney and now "Mother Nature's Son" !!!   This is just too much ! .. A perfect playlist !

Wonderful
I've always liked this song. As for Paul, I don't care how he spends his money..it's his money...and if he's a grumpy old codger that's fine too, he's a clever writer and musician. I wouldn't believe a word Heather Mills says..she's a proven liar.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Paul McCartney's credibility has plumetted since the early 1970s and the stories from Heather Mills about his mean spirited behaviour just reinforce the impression that this is a very sad man indeed. In my native Liverpool, the "fame academy" benefitted from McCartney's legendary generosity when the billionaire hair-dyeing mop top donated two guitar picks and some unsold copies of Mull of Kintyre to support the initiative to help young artistes. When he passes over, I suspect that the city fathers - who named the city's airport after John Lennon- will find a public toilet somewhere which they can name "The Paul McCartney Memorial Conveniences", and which will forever be visted by Japanese tourists who will pay McCartney the tribute he so richly deserves
YOU ARE WRONG AND MUST BE A NEGATIVE SOUL!!:naughty:
I was very fortunate to be re-introduced to the beatles by my 8 year old son (now 11); thank you Keegan!
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Paul McCartney's credibility has plumetted since the early 1970s and the stories from Heather Mills about his mean spirited behaviour just reinforce the impression that this is a very sad man indeed. In my native Liverpool, the "fame academy" benefitted from McCartney's legendary generosity when the billionaire hair-dyeing mop top donated two guitar picks and some unsold copies of Mull of Kintyre to support the initiative to help young artistes. When he passes over, I suspect that the city fathers - who named the city's airport after John Lennon- will find a public toilet somewhere which they can name "The Paul McCartney Memorial Conveniences", and which will forever be visted by Japanese tourists who will pay McCartney the tribute he so richly deserves
Cry, Baby, Cry . . .
What's with all these Arcade Fire knock-off bands nowadays?
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Paul McCartney's credibility has plumetted since the early 1970s and the stories from Heather Mills about his mean spirited behaviour just reinforce the impression that this is a very sad man indeed. In my native Liverpool, the "fame academy" benefitted from McCartney's legendary generosity when the billionaire hair-dyeing mop top donated two guitar picks and some unsold copies of Mull of Kintyre to support the initiative to help young artistes. When he passes over, I suspect that the city fathers - who named the city's airport after John Lennon- will find a public toilet somewhere which they can name "The Paul McCartney Memorial Conveniences", and which will forever be visted by Japanese tourists who will pay McCartney the tribute he so richly deserves
Do people often tell you that you remind them of Mark David Chapman? :ask:
:daisy: Love this song. I love it when I was a child and my children love it now. Such a sweet moment in the sunshine!
Always been one of my favorite Beatles songs
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Paul McCartney's credibility has plumetted since the early 1970s and the stories from Heather Mills about his mean spirited behaviour just reinforce the impression that this is a very sad man indeed.
And that relates to the quality of the music how? Guess what... a lot, maybe even most, really creative people are a little crazy. Most of them you wouldn't want to spend a lot of time with. But we get to enjoy their art while they suffer with their genius. Works for me. :angel:
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Paul McCartney's credibility has plumetted since the early 1970s and the stories from Heather Mills about his mean spirited behaviour just reinforce the impression that this is a very sad man indeed. In my native Liverpool, the "fame academy" benefitted from McCartney's legendary generosity when the billionaire hair-dyeing mop top donated two guitar picks and some unsold copies of Mull of Kintyre to support the initiative to help young artistes. When he passes over, I suspect that the city fathers - who named the city's airport after John Lennon- will find a public toilet somewhere which they can name "The Paul McCartney Memorial Conveniences", and which will forever be visted by Japanese tourists who will pay McCartney the tribute he so richly deserves
i am sure writing tunes like "Hey Jude", "Let it be", "Blackbird", "The long and winding road", etc. earns him that place you want to put him in. The music is not the man. John Lennon --who is by far my fave beatle-- has been said to be very un-nice. That doesnt bother me. He wrote good music and this is the only way I would ever be connected to either him or Paul, so in that sense, they have only shown me their good side, and for that I am very grateful.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
Paul McCartney's credibility has plumetted since the early 1970s and the stories from Heather Mills about his mean spirited behaviour just reinforce the impression that this is a very sad man indeed. In my native Liverpool, the "fame academy" benefitted from McCartney's legendary generosity when the billionaire hair-dyeing mop top donated two guitar picks and some unsold copies of Mull of Kintyre to support the initiative to help young artistes. When he passes over, I suspect that the city fathers - who named the city's airport after John Lennon- will find a public toilet somewhere which they can name "The Paul McCartney Memorial Conveniences", and which will forever be visted by Japanese tourists who will pay McCartney the tribute he so richly deserves
do you believe everything you read?? There are just as many stories about Heather's behavior....we really don't know.....
ThePoose wrote:
U r cleerly knot uh pfan: U mispellt de groop's kname
I always find it sad to see the occasional mean-spirited comment on here. :snooty: It's an easy mistake to make, and the person admitted in the very same comment that they're not much of a fan.
OK, like Macca or don't like Macca, this is an outstanding song and one of my favs.
parrothead wrote:
I love McCartney too ( my favorite Beatle) but thats a stretch
Paul McCartney's credibility has plumetted since the early 1970s and the stories from Heather Mills about his mean spirited behaviour just reinforce the impression that this is a very sad man indeed. In my native Liverpool, the "fame academy" benefitted from McCartney's legendary generosity when the billionaire hair-dyeing mop top donated two guitar picks and some unsold copies of Mull of Kintyre to support the initiative to help young artistes. When he passes over, I suspect that the city fathers - who named the city's airport after John Lennon- will find a public toilet somewhere which they can name "The Paul McCartney Memorial Conveniences", and which will forever be visted by Japanese tourists who will pay McCartney the tribute he so richly deserves
I love the Beatles :daisy: :group-hug:
Looking forward to singing this to my son!
This may sound odd but John Denver does a great cover of this song on his Rocky Mountain High album. He's wearing a t-shirt that says, "Save a Tree, Eat a Beaver" inside, circa early 70s. I was about 10 when I first heard and saw that album and it's stayed with me since....
ThePoose wrote:
U r cleerly knot uh pfan: U mispellt de groop's kname
heee heee. Yeah. BEETLE CAR: BEATLE MUSICIANS: SESAME STREET BEETLES:
trout_fisher wrote:
I got bad news: enough people thought billy ray cyrus was good enough to make him a success and some moustachioed gimp invaded poland, seemingly with the backing of a whole nation, don't have a crisis, people do some strange sh*t.
:lol:
exciter76 wrote:
I think at McCartney as the male best voice of all the times
I love him, but his voice doesn't hold a candle to Freddie Mercury!
what a great way to kick off a new year...
exciter76 wrote:
I think at McCartney as the male best voice of all the times
I agree...and er...your location.....should read 'confused'
OldFrenchie wrote:
I'm not much of a Beetle's fan, but this song always makes me feel good. :daisy: :daisy: :daisy: :sunny: :daisy: :daisy: :daisy:
U r cleerly knot uh pfan: U mispellt de groop's kname
This sounds great this AM!
I'm not much of a Beatle's fan, but this song always makes me feel good. :daisy: :daisy: :daisy: :sunny: :daisy: :daisy: :daisy:
exciter76 wrote:
I think at McCartney as the male best voice of all the times
You're right, McCartney's one of the best rock singers. A great bass player too. And of course, he's unsurpassed in writing catchy melodies. I was just listening to Sgt. Pepper and I love the melody in Fixing a Hole...
exciter76 wrote:
I think at McCartney as the male best voice of all the times
I love McCartney too ( my favorite Beatle) but thats a stretch
I think at McCartney as the male best voice of all the times
bobrk wrote:
I like the minor change on the last chord.
Beautiful downtown San Jose?
I like the minor change on the last chord.
Flashbacks to childhood... :sleep:
Just play the whole album. It's just one of the best ever, IMHO
omg! how coooool. Volumes written already. Takes me to a time.....
shakitten wrote:
Why don't we do it in the road? :roflol:
I will, Julia.
Sounded so good with the extra bandwidth. I had forgotten how much I loved that song. YUM.
Wow. :daisy: :good-vibes:
AphidA wrote:
pure { it's hard not to expect to hear Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey next }
man, it happens to me everytime they play the Beatles here. I always expect the following song in the album.