Handwritten lyrics

I'd climb a mountain if you want me to
I'd swim the ocean just to get to you
I'd do most [sic] anything that yo [sic] me to do
Cause don't you know honey that my love is for you
But don't make me for no fool no
That be the wrong thing to do
For in the end it sur [sic] would be tragic
Cause baby your [sic] just natural magic
I'd steal the moon from the midnight sky
Sprinkle him with stardust and cast him
to the tide
In get by [sic] for you a sailing ship and set
out on the sea
With the sun & the moon & the stars &
you right beside me
If that ain't enough for you oh
To keep you my girl from being feeling blue no
Then in the end oh it sure would get ???
??? ???


NATURAL MAGIC is a song written by Bruce Springsteen. He performed it live with The Bruce Springsteen Band in mid-1971. The song was probably written in early 1971.

NATURAL MAGIC is also known under the title "My Baby's Natural Magic".

Handwritten Lyrics

The above lyrics are for an early draft of NATURAL MAGIC found on a Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics sheet of unknown origin and probably dating from 1971. See below scans.

Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics for NATURAL MAGIC
Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics for NATURAL MAGIC

Live History

NATURAL MAGIC is known to have been performed at least twice in Bruce Springsteen's early years (pre-October 1972). Very little is known about shows from this early period, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates.

  1. 10 Jul 1971 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ (with The Bruce Springsteen Band)
  2. 29 Jul 1971 at D'Scene, South Amboy, NJ (with The Bruce Springsteen Band)

An early Bruce Springsteen handwritten song list (see scan below) is recalled with some degree of confidence by one of The Bruce Springsteen Band members as emanating from one of the band's July 1971 bookings at D'Scene in South Amboy, NJ. The Bruce Springsteen Band made two consecutive Thursday evening appearances at the club, on 22 and 29 July 1971. They headlined two gigs each night, one at 9:00 p.m. and one at 11:30 p.m., with Sunny Jim opening. The handwritten song list was auctioned on the It's Only Rock 'N Roll online auction website in June 2006. The bid started at $500.00 and reached $2221.44. The document contains a list of 22 songs, including NATURAL MAGIC. This is not a setlist, but many (or possibly all) of the listed songs must have been performed at the 22 and 29 Jul 1971 shows at D'Scene.

Bruce Springsteen handwritten song list from the July 1971 shows at D'Scene, South Amboy, NJ
Bruce Springsteen handwritten song list from the July 1971 shows at D'Scene, South Amboy, NJ


As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's NATURAL MAGIC.


Much of the above info about the live performances is taken from Brucebase.


The above lyrics may not be 100% correct. If you have any corrections, additions, or comments, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of NATURAL MAGIC on this website:

NATURAL MAGIC [Handwritten lyrics]
NATURAL MAGIC [Live 29 Jul 1971 version]

Page last updated: 24 Jan 2017