"Mother Nature's Son":
Although the song is credited to Lennon/McCartney, Paul McCartney penned this tune. The song was recorded on August 9 & 20, 1968 and required 26 takes.
Paul was inspired by a nature lecture given by the Maharishi Yogi. The song was also inspired by Nat King Cole's song "Nature Boy" which was recorded in 1948. Paul wrote the song at his father's house.
"I seem to remember writing Mother Nature's Son at my dad's house in Liverpool. I often used to do that if I'd gone up to see him. Visiting my family I'd feel in a good mood, so it was often a good occasion to write songs. So this was me doing my mother nature's son bit. I've always loved the [Nat King Cole] song called Nature Boy: 'There was a boy, a very strange and gentle boy...' He loves nature, and Mother Nature's Son was inspired by that song. I'd always loved nature, and when Linda and I got together we discovered we had this deep love of nature in common. There might have been a little help from John with some of the verses.' - Paul McCartney