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 |4⁄4 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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