‘Bertie’ is a song written by Kate Bush. It was originally released on her eighth studio album Aerial in 2005.

Cover versions

‘Bertie’ was covered by Foam Amulet.

Kate about ‘Bertie’

He’s such a big part of my life so, you know, he’s a very big part of my work. It’s such a great thing, being able to spend as much time with him as I can. And, you know, he won’t be young for very long. And already he’s starting to grow up and I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss out on that, that I spent as much time with his as I could.
So, the idea was that he would come first, and then the record would come next, which is also one reasons why it’s taken a long time (laughs). It always takes me a long time anyway, but trying to fit that in around the edges that were left over from the time that I wanted to spend with him.
It’s a wonderful thing, having such a lovely son. Really, you know with a song like that, you could never be special enough from my point of view, and I wanted to try and give it an arrangement that wasn’t terribly obvious, so I went for the sort of early music… (Ken Bruce show, BBC Radio 2, 3 November 2005)


Here comes the sunshine
Here comes that son of mine
Here comes the everything
Here’s a song and a song for him

Sweet kisses
Three wishes
Lovely Bertie

The most wilful
The most beautiful
The most truly fantastic smile
I’ve ever seen

Sweet kisses
Three wishes
Lovely Bertie

You bring me so much joy
And then you bring me
More joy


Viols: Richard Campbell, Susan Pell
Renaissance Guitar: Eligio Quinteiro
Percussion: Robin Jeffrey
Keyboards: Kate
String Arrangement: Bill Dunne