MOTHER NATURE'S SON As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1968 Album THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Paul McCartney - Acoustic Guitar' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Paul McCartney - Acoustic Guitar' Intro Q=70 Q=88 Bm D 4/4 Gtr I Q Q Q Q Q Q H E E E E E E E E |----2-----2--|----2-------||-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-| |----3-----3--|----3-------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| |-4-----2-----|-1----------||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| |-------------|------------||-0-------0-------| |-------------|------------||-----------------| |-------------|-------0----||-----------------| E E S S E S S S S S S E S S E E E S S E E E S E S +E S S S S E E E |-0-0-0-2-3-3p2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0h2-2-2-2-2h3-3-3-3-|-0-2-2-(2)-2-0-0h2-2-2-2--|| |-3-3-3---------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-----2-2-2-|-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-----2-2-2--|| |-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-----0-0-0-|-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-----0-0-0--|| |-------------------------|---------------------|--------------------------|| |-------------------------|---------------------|--------------------------|| 1st - 3rd Verses $ D G/D D Bm D E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E ||--2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| ||o-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| ||--2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-| ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------------| ||o---------------------|---------------------|---------------------| ||----------------------|---------------------|---------------------| D/Ab A D/A A D/A A D/A A D/A D Dm7 E E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S E E E S S |-2-2-2-2-2---------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-2-2-2-3p2-1-1-1-3s5-| |-3-3-3-3-3---------|-2-2-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-2-2-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-3-3-3-----1-1-1-----| |-1-1-1-1-1---------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-----2-2-2-----| |-----------------2-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----| |---------------2---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------------| |-----------0-4-----|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------| 1. G/D D D Dm7 G/D D E S S S S E E E S S E E E E S S E E E S S E S S S S E E E S S E |-3-3-3-3-5p3-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-3p2-1-1-1-3s5-|-3-3-3-3-5p3-2-2-2-2-2--|| |-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-----1-1-1-----|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-o|| |-4-4-4-4-----2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-----2-2-2-----|-4-4-4-4-----2-2-2-2-2--|| |-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0--|| |-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------o|| |-----------------------|---------------------|------------------------|| Interlude 2.,D.S. D G/D D E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S E E E E E E E E E |-5-5-5-5-----5-5-|-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-----5-5-| |-7-7-7-7-8-8-7-7-|-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-8-8-7-7-| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |-----------------|---------------------|-----------------| |-----------------|---------------------|-----------------| G/D D Dmaj7 2/4 4/4 E E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E |-7-7-----|-5-5-5-5-7p5-5-5-5-5-7p5-| |-8-8-8-8-|-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-----| |-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-----6-6-6-6-----| |-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----| |---------|-------------------------| |---------|-------------------------| To Coda D7 G/D Gm/D E S S S S E E E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E |-5-5-5-5-7p5-7-7-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-5p3-3-3-3-3-5p3---| |-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-------| |-5-5-5-5-----5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-----3-3-3-3-------| |-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-------| |---------------------|---------------------------| |---------------------|---------------------------| Outro D.S. al Coda & D D Dsus4 D G/D E E E E E E S S E E E E E S S S S S S E E E S S E E E S S E |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--||-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |--------------------||-----------------------|---------------------| |--------------------||-----------------------|---------------------| | | Gtr II | W W E E E E E E E E |--------------------||-----------------------|---------------------| |--------------------||-----------------------|---------------------| |--------------------||-----------------------|---2-----2---2-----2-| |--------------------||-----------------------|-4---4-----5---5-----| |--------------------||-----------------------|---------------------| |--------------------||-----------------------|---------------------| D Bm E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E |-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-|--2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|--3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-| |-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-|--4-4--4-4-4-2-2--2-2-2-| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|------------------------| |---------------------|------------------------| |---------------------|------------------------| | | ~ | E E E E E E Q Q Q Q S S E |---------------------|-10---10-----9---10p9-7-| |---------------3-----|------------------------| |---2-----2---2-------|------------------------| |-5---5-----4---------|------------------------| |---------------------|------------------------| |---------------------|------------------------| A D/A A D/A E E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-2-2-2-2-2---------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-3-3-3-3-3---------|-2-2-3-3-2-2-3-3--| |-1-1-1-1-1---------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| |-----------------2-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4--| |---------------2---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--| |-----------0-4-----|------------------| | | H E E E E Q Q Q Q |-7-----------------|------------------| |-------------------|-5---3---2---0----| |-------------------|------------------| |-----------------2-|------------------| |---------------2---|------------------| |-----------0-4-----|------------------| A D/A A D/A D Dm7 E E E E E E E E E E E S S E E E S S |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-2-2---2-3p2-1-1-1-3s5-| |-2-2-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-3-3---3-----1-1-1-----| |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2---2-----2-2-2-----| |-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-0-0---0-----0-0-0-----| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------------| |-----------------|-----------------------| | | Q Q Q Q Q a E E Q Q |-----------------|-------------5---1-----| |-----------------|-------------6---1-----| |-2---0-----------|---------2---5---2-----| |---------4---2---|-0---2s4---------------| |-----------------|-----------------------| |-----------------|-----------------------| G/D D D Dm7 E S S S S E E E S S E E E E S S E E E S S |-3-3-3-3-5p3--2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-3p2-1-1-1-3s5-| |-3-3-3-3------3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-----1-1-1-----| |-4-4-4-4------2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-----2-2-2-----| |-0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----| |------------------------|---------------------| |------------------------|---------------------| | | Q Q Q Q W |-7-----3-----10---x-----|---------------------| |-8-----3-----10---x-----|---------------------| |-7-----4-----11---x-----|---------------------| |------------------------|---------------------| |------------------------|---------------------| |------------------------|---------------------| G/D D E S S S S E H +W |-3-3-3-3-5p3-2----|-(2)----*| |-3-3-3-3-----3----|-(3)----*| |-4-4-4-4-----2----|-(2)----*| |-0-0-0-0-----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 - 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 - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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