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11 November 2014
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Joe
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Written by: Lennon
Recorded: May 1968

Unreleased

John Lennon: vocals, acoustic guitar
Ringo Starr: shaker

Child Of Nature was a song written by John Lennon in 1968 in India. The tune eventually resurfaced as Jealous Guy - with different lyrics - on Lennon's 1971 solo album Imagine .

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30 August 2015
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I'm listening to the John Anthology and it struck me that Jealous Guy is pretty similar to Child Of Nature . I checked and sure enough they are very similar. I guess he couldn't sue himself for copyright infringement, but maybe apple01 could have...

G        Dm/F     C     G .................Dm7        C           D7sus4
I didn't mean to hurt you...............I'm Just a Child Of Nature
G            Dm/F  Bb.......................G                 Dm7      Bb
I'm sorry that I made you cry.........I don't need much to set me free
G         G/F#    Em   Em/D.............G            G/F#     Em  G
I didn't want to hurt you................I'm just a Child Of Nature
C             G..................................C              G
I'm just a jealous guy...................I'm one of nature's children

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30 August 2015
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'Jealous Guy ' is 'Child Of Nature ' except John rewrote the lyrics before it appeared on the 'Imagine ' album. And it hadn't been released before that point so even if possible (which it isnt - actually there probably are thousands of examples where it did happen) then there was no charge anyway.

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