Beautiful Boy by John Lennon

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John Lennon was inspired to write ‘Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’ about his son Sean who ws born in 1975. John started writing the song in 1979 and recorded it in 1980 after a few years break from the music industry being a househusband. 

John Lennon described his contentment about being a father to Sean “The joy is still there when I see Sean. He didn’t come out of my belly but, by God, I made his bones, because I’ve attended to every meal, and to how he sleeps, and to the fact that he swims like a fish. That’s because I took him to the “Y”. I took him to the ocean. I’m so proud of those things. He is my biggest pride, you see.

 Source: Beatles Bible

 

Lyrics

Close your eyes
Have no fear
The monster’s gone
He’s on the run and your daddy’s here
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
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
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Out on the ocean sailing away
I can hardly wait
To see you come of age
But I guess we’ll both just have to be patient
‘Cause it’s a long way to go
A hard row to hoe
Yes, it’s a long way to go
But in the meantime
Before you cross the street
Take my hand
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
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
Darling, darling, darling
Darling Sean
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Songwriters: John Lennon
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC