#------------------------------------------------------------------------------# MOTHER NATURE'S SON As recorded by The Beatles Transcribed by Probably Jeff Perrin, I don't know Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Acoustic' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Acoustic 2' Intro Slowly Q=66 Moderately Q=86 4/4 5/4 4/4 Gtr I Q Q Q Q Q Q H. 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E S S S S e E S S S S e E S S S S E E E S S E |-3-3-3-3-5-3---3-3-3-5-3-|-2-----------2----------|| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-o|| |-4-4-4-4-----3-3-3-3-3-3-|---2-2-2-2-2---2-2---2--|| |-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0----------|| |-------------------------|-----------------------o|| |-------------------------|------------------------|| 2. E S S S S E S S S S S S E |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2h3-3-3-3-3-3--|| |---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3--|| |---2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2--|| |-0-----------0--------------|| |----------------------------|| |----------------------------|| Interlude E S S S S E S S S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |-2-----------2h3-----------|-3-----------2-----2---2-| |---3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-| |---2---2---2-----2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2---2---2-| |-0-----------0-------------|-0-----------0-----------| |---------------------------|-------------------------| |---------------------------|-------------------------| | | Gtr II | ~ | E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q |---------------------------|-------------------------| |---------------------------|-------------------------| |---2-------2-----2-------2-|---2-------2---2S==7-----| |-4-----4-----5-------5-----|-5-----5-----4-----------| |---------------------------|-------------------------| |---------------------------|-------------------------| E S S S S E E S S S S E E E S S E E a E E E E E E E E E E E |----2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-----------|---5---5---5---5-| |----3----3---3---3----3---3-|---3-3---3-----------|-----3---2---3---| |--4------------2------------|-1-------------------|---2---2---2---2-| |----------------------------|-------------------2-|---2---2---2---2-| |----------------------------|-----------------2---|-0---0---0---0---| |----------------------------|-----------0-2s4-----|-----------------| | | E E E E E E S S E H E a E E E Q Q Q Q |-10-----10-----9-----10s9p7-|-7-------------------|-----------------| |---------------7------------|---------------------|-5---4---2-------| |----7--------7---7--------7-|---------------------|-------------4---| |--9------9-----7------7-----|-6-----------------2-|-----------------| |----------------------------|-----------------2---|-0---0---0---0---| |----------------------------|-----------0-2s4-----|-----------------| E E E E E E E e E E S S e E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S S S |---5---5---5---5-|-2-------3-2-1---1---3s5-|-3-3-3-3-5p=3--2-2---2---2---|| |-2---3---2---3-3-|---3---3-3-3---1---1-1---|---3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3---|| |---2---2---2-----|---2---2---2---2---2-----|-4-4---4-----------------2p0-|| |---2---2---2---2-|-0-----------0-----------|-0-------------0-------------|| |-0---0---0---0---|-------------------------|-----------------------------|| |-----------------|-------------------------|-----------------------------|| | | ~~ | Q Q Q Q Q a E E E e E e E e E e Q Q |-----------------|-------------5s1---1s==7-|-7s4---4s==10-10-----x-------|| |-----------------|-------------------------|---------------------x-------|| |-2---------------|-----------2-5s2---2s==7-|-7s3---3s==11-11-----x-------|| |-----5---4---2---|-0---2s4-----------------|---------------------x-------|| |-0---0---0---0---|-------------------------|---------------------x-------|| |-----------------|-------------------------|---------------------x-------|| Outro E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S +S S e H |-2-----------1-1-1-1-3-1-|-3---3-(3)-----2----*| |---3-3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1-1-|---3-------3--------*| |---2---2---2---2---2---2-|-4-----------0------*| |-0-----------0-----------|-0-------------0----*| |-------------------------|--------------------*| |-------------------------|--------------------*| Duration Legend --------------- W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura + - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi- bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on p - pull-off b - bend pb - pre-bend r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately) /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere") s - legato slide S - shift slide <n> - natural harmonic [n] - artificial harmonic n(n) - tapped harmonic ~ - vibrato tr - trill T - tap TP - trem. picking PM - palm muting \n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip \n - tremolo bar down n/ - tremolo bar up /n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip = - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls <> - volume swell (louder/softer) x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash Misc Legend ----------- | - bar || - double bar ||o - repeat start o|| - repeat end *| - double bar (ending) : - bar (freetime) $ - Segno & - Coda Tempo markers - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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