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Nature Boy
David Bowie Lyrics


This story is about love
The woman I loved is dead

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
One magic day, he passed my way
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

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Eden Ahbez

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andrew james Bunting

Lyrics
This story is about love,
The woman I loved is dead

There was a boy,
A very strange enchanted boy.

They say he wandered very far,
Very far over land and sea.

A little child and sailed about,
But very wise, was he.

And then one day, one magic day he passed my way,
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.



andrew james Bunting

Lyrics
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



Mike Ballard

“Late Fragment

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.”

― Raymond Carver, A New Path to the Waterfall



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Di Ci

It's amazing to see how each interpretation/cover gives a unique feel to this song.

kung kefa

Agree ! Nat King Cole is perfect ! And this one (Bowie) is special !

Sevtap Tincer

But this one definitely stands out, great David Bowie

Juan Gris

"Nature Boy" is a song first recorded by American jazz singer Nat King Cole. It was released on March 29, 1948, as a single by Capitol Records, and later appeared on the album, The Nat King Cole Story. The song was written in 1947 by eden ahbez and is partly autobiographical. It is a tribute to ahbez's mentor Bill Pester, who had originally introduced him to Naturmensch and Lebensreform philosophies, which ahbez practiced. When Cole was performing in 1947 at the Lincoln Theater, ahbez wanted to present the song to him, but was ignored. He left the copy with Cole's valet, and from him the singer came to know of "Nature Boy". After receiving appreciation for his performance of the song, Cole wanted to record it but needed consent from the writer. Eventually, he tracked down ahbez.

JessFa_Channel

@Greg Battles actually this time was a white man lo, but yes, I get your point and you are totally right

cats meow

Thank you for sharing this! It's something when you can encounter a body than pen / interpret their heart, spirit & soul! He really loved and changed this man with a simple yet intricate message! Love at it's best🙏🏽❤🙏🏽

Penny Munt

I do love this version but this song has been covered over 100 times I do think it would be great as a bond track also Celine Dion covered it

Greg Battles

BLACK MUSIC HAS A COVER ON ALL AMERICAN MUSIC ERA TO ERA GENRE TO GENRE U CAN'T STAND DEM BUT U LOVE THEY VIBES

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andrew james Bunting

Lyrics
This story is about love,
The woman I loved is dead

There was a boy,
A very strange enchanted boy.

They say he wandered very far,
Very far over land and sea.

A little child and sailed about,
But very wise, was he.

And then one day, one magic day he passed my way,
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.

Laine Richardson

@Lisa Miller Buchert that’s what this version is from. That’s Ewan McGregor speaking at the beginning

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