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Chords Req: Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez)

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ritajgatti@aol.com 13 Mar 99 - 03:38 PM
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Subject: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: ritajgatti@aol.com
Date: 13 Mar 99 - 03:38 PM

Can anyone help me with the chords (guitar) to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez. I'm playing it in Am but I need some chords that I can't seem to find. Anyone seen or have any charts on this? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: Allan Samuels
Date: 14 Mar 99 - 01:53 AM

If this is the one that Nat Cole recorded you should be able to find it on some sheet music. I think I had it 40 yrs ago. I played it by ear and got these

Am E7 Am E7 etc. then a D7, Caug and B7 ending on Em. See if they fit in a sound right to you?

Allan


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Subject: RE: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: ritajgatti@aol.com
Date: 14 Mar 99 - 11:51 AM

Thanks Allen...I'll give it a try and let you know..I was using Cdim and it just wasn't working.


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Subject: RE: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 03:58 AM

For a lighter alternative, I can reccommend the version recorde as Serutan Yob by Red Ingle and the (Un?)natural Seven.

Steve


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Subject: Lyr Add: NATURE BOY (Eden Ahbez)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 08:36 PM

I was looking for another song on a CD, and came across my favorite Nat King Cole cut, "Nature Boy." The Great Song Thesaurus says this song was written in the year of my birth, 1948, with words and music by Eden Ahbez - possibly based on Herman Yablokoff's Yiddish song "Schweig Mein Hartz" (Be Calm, My Heart) and a traditional black American spiritual, "Sweet Jesus Boy." Can anybody help find the Yiddish song and the spiritual?
-Joe-



NATURE BOY
(words and music by Eden Ahbez, 1948)

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he

And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return"

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return"

Transcription is from Nat "King" Cole's recording. I love the haunting melody.


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Subject: RE: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: bobad
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 08:56 PM

Here's a slightly different version performed by Tony Randall.


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Subject: RE: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: Peace
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 09:05 PM

See and hear Nat King Cole doing the song.


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Subject: RE: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: bobad
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 09:12 PM

From Peace's link, posted without comment:

"Nature Boy continues to be a well-known and loved song, despite Celine Dion and Cher."


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Subject: RE: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: harpmolly
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 01:40 AM

OK, I'm going to get mercilessly ribbed for this, but...

I quite like David Bowie's rendition on the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. But it could just be the Ewan McGregor association turning my head. ;)

*hiding under the desk*

M


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Subject: RE: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: open mike
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 02:31 AM

i just read that the song was inspired by Gypsy Boots, (Robert Bootzin)
a health food and life style pioneer who invented a health food candy bar called Gypsy boots...very interesting person..the original nature boy!!
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3844721
here is an npr rememberance of him...


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Subject: RE: Need chords to Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 01:44 AM

Look up George Bensons version in Fm. It works but still seems lacking. Jumbo jimbo is all very wrong.


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