Natural Born Bugie

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"Natural Born Bugie"
Single by Humble Pie
B-side "Wrist Job"
Released 1969
Format 7" single
Recorded 1969, London
Genre Blues rock
Label Immediate
Songwriter(s) Steve Marriott
Humble Pie singles chronology
"Natural Born Bugie"
"The Sad Bag of Shaky Jake"

"Natural Born Bugie"
"The Sad Bag of Shaky Jake"

"Natural Born Bugie" (often misspelled Natural Born Boogie) is the debut single released in 1969 by English rock band Humble Pie, who were one of the first British supergroups. It was written as a mid tempo rock song by Steve Marriott, for Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and became the band's first single release. The original UK B-Side was "Wrist Job" and it was replaced with "I'll Go Alone" for a later release in United States. The three guitarists sang a verse each.

The song reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart during 1969.[1] The song's refrain refers to a "Natural Born Woman":

There she is again
Steppin' out of her limousine, well
Looking like the cover of a twenty-dollar magazine
She's got it where you find it
If you know what I mean
She's a... natural born woman
Natural born woman
She's a... she's a natural born woman


"Natural Born Bugie"[edit]

"Wrist Job"[edit]

  • Steve Marriott - vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Peter Frampton - backing vocals, Hammond organ
  • Greg Ridley - backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Jerry Shirley - drums


Chart (1969) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 9
France (IFOP)[4] 97
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 4


  1. ^ "Humble Pie's first hit, Natural Born Boogie". Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
  2. ^ " – Humble Pie – Natural Born Bugie" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  3. ^ " – Humble Pie – Natural Born Bugie" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Accès direct à ces Artistes : H" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. ^ " – Humble Pie Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Search". In the box under Search by Artist Title, type in HUMBLE PIE. Then click search.
  7. ^ " – Humble Pie – Natural Born Bugie" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 1, 2016.

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