Mother chords & lyrics

by John Lennon

  • Mother was written by John Lennon.
  • Recorded: from Sept-Oct, 1970
  • Released Dec 28, 1970 in the U.S only, from the album Plastic Ono Band.
  • Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 67 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C, C7, F, G, G7)

Mother by John Lennon

Intro: 4/4  
   C                  G    
1. Mo-ther___ you had me 
                     C    |   C   |
   But I ne-ver had you___
   F                                      G  |   G   | 
   I___ want-ed you__ but you didn't want me      (So)
      C   |  C7  |                F     |   F   | 
   So I______      I just got to tell you    (Good)
         C   |  G  |        C   |  C  |  
   Good-bye ____      Good-bye____

   C                   G  
2. Fa-ther___ you left me 
                     C    |   C   |
   But I never left you___  
   F                                     G  |   G   | 
   I___ needed you__ but you didn't need me 

      C   |  C7  |                F     |   F   | 
   So I______      I just got to tell you    (Good)
         C   |  G  |        C   |  C  |  
   Good-bye ____      Good-bye____

    C                  G 
3. Child-ren___  don't do___ 
                C    |   C   |
   What I have done___
   F                                      G  |   G   | 
   I___ could-n't walk___ and I tried to run___
      C   |  C7  |                F      |   F   | 
   So I______      I just got to tell you    (Good)
         C   |  G  |        C   |¾ C7   F    C  |  
   Good-bye ____      Good-bye____     Mama don't


     |44  G     | G7  -   F        |  C     |¾ C7  F     C  
Outro: ||: Go___          Dad-dy come home___      Mama don't :||...repeat and fade  

C Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
R: Root Note

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