"Nature Boy" as written by and Eden Ahbez....
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


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"Nature Boy" as written by Eden Ahbez

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    General CommentI love this song. I've never really been into old music like this, but it's amazing. I'm pretty sure that this song is based on the story "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

    Amazing song... its just beautiful.
    Caligoon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI never realised this song was based on The Little Prince! Which I've read 4 times(once in French lol) Now that I look back at the lyrics it's clear! Thanks Caligo for opening up my eyes and making this song more enjoyable!
    "The greatest thing you'll ever learn
    Is just to love and be loved in return"
    These lines were always magical to me and now that I have the connection I realize it's a vital part in the book where the Petite Prince realizes what's important in life. The song is about the narrator(the pilot in the Petite prince) and how he meets the petite prince and he tells him of his adventures. Mezmerising song!
    AdanaCon June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never realised this song was based on The Little Prince! Which I've read 4 times(once in French lol) Now that I look back at the lyrics it's clear! Thanks Caligo for opening up my eyes and making this song more enjoyable!
    "The greatest thing you'll ever learn
    Is just to love and be loved in return"
    These lines were always magical to me and now that I have the connection I realize it's a vital part in the book where the Petite Prince realizes what's important in life. The song is about the narrator(the pilot in the Petite prince) and how he meets the petite prince and he tells him of his adventures. Mezmerising song!
    AdanaCon June 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
    Is just to love and be loved in return"

    <3
    mymaryjane87on February 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe idea that the song is based on Le Petite Prince is charming, but it is also very wrong. Nature Boy is a semi-autobiographical song from the composer, and refers to the first ' hippies' avant la lettre in the USA in the 1940's. Here is the wiki with more information about the background of the lyrics: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    MC1Ron June 21, 2017   Link

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