Friday, October 8, 2010

Musical Monday /Happy Birthday John!


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Since yesterday was John Lennon's 70Th birthday (OMG, how did that happen!!!!)   I decided to pick the song "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon,  I used to sing this song to my son Kevin when I would rock him to sleep. So to Jim and I ,this is Kevin's song!

Beautiful Boy was dedicated to John and Yoko's son Sean.,born in 1975.
I always wondered why John had left his older son Julian (by his first wife Cynthia) out and not written or dedicated a song to him and I felt bad for Julian.
With a little digging , I realized that John had written the song "Good Night" from the White Album for Julian.  ( I feel better now!)

 In this live performance of Beautiful Boy, John does dedicate it to both Sean and Julian .

Close your eyes,

Have no fear,
The monsters gone,
He's on the run and your daddy's here,
Beautiful,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,
Before you go to sleep,
Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way,
It's getting better and better,
Beautiful,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,
Out on the ocean sailing away,
I can hardly wait,
To see you to come of age,
But I guess we'll both,
Just have to be patient,
Yes it's a long way to go,
But in the meantime,
Before you cross the street,
Take my hand,
Life is just what happens to you,
While your busy making other plans,
Beautiful,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,
Darling,
Darling,
Darling Sean.

 

15 comments:

  1. Not being a big Lenon fan I enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I loved John Lennon and his music. Hard to believe that he would have been 70 this year, isn't it?

    Jane

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  4. Thom;

    Paul was favorite, but John did write some beautiful songs too.
    I loved Celine's version of this song after the birth of her son. Have a good week,

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  5. Jane;

    I was a bit shocked that he would have been 70 if he had lived. Thanks for your comment.

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  6. Awww... how sweet! I saw Julian speaking on CNN two days ago. He looks like a spitting image of his famous Dad.

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  7. Hazel;

    I saw him too. just like his Dad.
    Thanks Hazel for commenting!

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  8. Anything Beatles/Lennon/McCartney is good for me they are the stuff my childhood is made of!
    Hvae a fabulous MM Peggy thanx for playin' along!

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  9. Amanda;

    Always my pleasure for sure.

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  10. John Lennon's words are always so meaningful and touching. Great song. Thanks for sharing. I have a musical meme also. Stop by if you get a chance & maybe sign in our linky too to share this wonderful song. Thanks. Following you.

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  11. John and Paul were always my favorite Beatles. This is such a lovely song. I sing it to my little one.

    I always wondered the same thing about Julian. It's nice to know that he had a song too.

    Thanks for the MM link-up. :-)

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  12. John Lennon is one of the true legends. Thanks for making me aware of his birthday. Wonderful tribute! Have a great week :)

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  13. Thanks so much Rosidah;.
    John was so talented as were the rest of the bunch from Liverpool! Have a good rest of the week.

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  14. My little one isn't so little anymore, but he knows it was his song when he was little.
    I'm slowly trying to get around to all my music memes. Thanks for hosting , I really love music!

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  15. Dooly;

    Thank you so mcu for stopping by. I have been having a few technical problems and get shut down often. Hopefuuly I will be up and running like usual soon.

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