Joni Mitchell, A Case Of You

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    I Had a King - 1968

    The song they say inspired the lyrics in Going to California by Led Zepplin:

    "Find a queen without a king. They say she plays guitar and cries and sings, la-la-la."





    I had a king in a tenement castle
    Lately he's taken to painting the pastel walls brown
    He's taken the curtains down
    He's swept with the broom of contempt
    And the rooms have an empty ring
    He's cleaned with the tears
    Of an actor who fears for the laughter's sting

    I can't go back there anymore
    You know my keys won't fit the door
    You know my thoughts don't fit the man
    They never can, they never can

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    'California' (LIVE) - Joni Mitchell (BBC In Concert, 1970) - Joni playing dulcimer.
     
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    Not much a fan of Joni, but I do like James Taylor and his ex-Carly Simon.
     
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    Newport Folk Festival - July, 2022

    Joni Mitchell sings Big Yellow Taxi

     
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    River



    It's coming on Christmas
    They're cutting down trees
    They're putting up reindeer
    And singing songs of joy and peace
    Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

    But it don't snow here
    It stays pretty green
    I'm going to make a lot of money
    Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene
    Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

    I wish I had a river so long
    I would teach my feet to fly
    I wish I had a river I could skate away on
    I made my baby cry

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    I'm more of the Janis Joplin type than Joni. But Join was good too,

     
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    Wonder how much Carly liked that?:D,

     
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    I remember this one.
     
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    Joni Mitchell The Circle Game....Song meaning below


    "In this poetic song, Joni Mitchell tells the story of a child's journey to adulthood. She uses a carousel as a metaphor for the years that go by, pointing out how we can look back, but we can't return to our past."

    "The song opens with the young boy enjoying the wonder of youth, but looking forward to getting older. In the second verse, he is 16 and driving. The final verse finds him at 20, with his dreams tempered a bit, but still with high hopes for his future."
     
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    She was a good song writer, had the record sales to prove it,
     
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    Now I have to go find my Joni Mitchell albums although I think I wore them out.
     
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    Molly Malone
     
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    Not huge on Joni Mitchell, but Big Yellow Taxi is excellent!

     
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