Mother’s Day Tribute in Song
In 1968 John Lennon wrote the song “Julia” for his Mother who left him when he was five and was killed when he was seventeen. It’s a poetic, dreamy lyric set to a pretty, finger-picked, acoustic guitar melody.
John sings this “song of love” with a sense of sadness and sweetness, feelings that match the bittersweet relationship he had with his Mother, who was responsible for inspiring him to play music.
This song is free of trite sentiment and expected praise, instead relying on positive expressions of care and love for a woman who John would miss until his own life was cut short. His first son, Julian, was named after her.
by Thomas Adams
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