Mother Nature's Son

Mother Nature's Son

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"Mother Nature's Son" is a Lennon/McCartney song, written primarily by Paul McCartney and released by The Beatles on The Beatles (The White Album). It was inspired by a lecture given by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi while the Beatles were in India. The same lecture inspired Lennon's unreleased song "Child of Nature", the tune of which he later re-used for "Jealous Guy". The song was later covered by Harry Nilsson.

Recording

McCartney recorded it on 9 August 1968. He recorded 25 takes singing and playing acoustic guitar simultaneously. Take 24 was perceived to be the best (take 2 later appeared on Anthology 3). McCartney recorded overdubs of timpani, another guitar, and drums the next day. The drums sound more like bongos and this was achieved by putting the drums halfway down an uncarpeted corridor with the mics at a far end which resulted in a staccato sound. Lennon did not play on the recording, but McCartney said he contributed some words to the song in India.

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Personnel per Ian MacDonald


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