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Little Green

by Joni Mitchell   Printer-friendly version of this lyric

Born with the moon in Cancer
Choose her a name she will answer to
Call her green and the winters cannot fade her
Call her green for the children who've made her
Little green, be a gypsy dancer

He went to California
Hearing that everything's warmer there
So you write him a letter and say "Her eyes are blue"
He sends you a poem and she's lost to you
Little green he's a non-conformer

Just a little green
Like the color when the spring is born
There'll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow
Just a little green
Like the nights when the Northern lights perform
There'll be icicles and birthday clothes
And sometimes there'll be sorrow

Child with a child pretending
Weary of lies you are sending home
So you sign all the papers in the family name
You're sad and you're sorry but you're not ashamed
Little green have a happy ending

Just a little green
Like the color when the spring is born
There'll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow
Just a little green
Like the nights when the Northern lights perform
There'll be icicles and birthday clothes
And sometimes there'll be sorrow


© 1970; Joni Mitchell

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Anita Camarella & Davide Facchini Duo (- 2012)
Antonia (from "Roots & Wings" - 2006)
Be Slow (- 2010)
Big Yellow Taxi (from "Unknown And Famous Songs Of Joni Mitchell" - 2006)
Blue Tapestry (from "Blue Tapestry" - 2002)
Carow, Anna (- 2012)
Cat-Berro, Lisa (from "Inside Air" - 2012)
Citizen Helene (from "Live At Zest Seven" - 2002)
Dee, Charlie (from "A Tribute To Joni Mitchell Live At Kriterion" - 2009)
Dennis, Dave, And Celia (from "Dennis, Dave, And Celia" - 1975)
Donuahue, Jack  (from "Lighthouse" - 2002)
Fox, Lauren (from "Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen" - 2013)
Irma Schultz Keller (from "Blank is sånger av Joni Mitchell " - 2010)
Jaye Evans & Louis Cooper (- 2011)
Kennedy, Brian (from "A Love Letter To Joni" - 2013)
Kiki Wilmot & Kavisha Mazzella (from "Festival Folk Sing Joni Mitchell" - 2010)
King, Peter  (from "Crusade" - 1989)
Kirke (from "Live Recording" - 1998)
Konkova, Olga (from "Improvisational Four" - 2009)
Lesley Olsher and The Santa Fe Sound Machine (from "Anyone In Love" - 1994)
Lesley, Sally (from "I'll Stand By You...My Dear Friend" - 2007)
Mailich, Sun (- )
McFarling, Kelly  (from "UnderCover, Faultline Studios and Kalx Present: Joni Mitchell's Blue" - 2012)
Mia & The Steve Klink Trio (from "I Wish I Knew How..." - 1996)
Montes, Marguerite (- )
Otero, Florencia (- 2011)
Peimer, Elisa  (from "Joni Mitchell's Blue: a 40th Anniversary Celebration" - 2012)
Price, Sydney (from "Sydney Price" - 2006)
Reiber, Julie  (from "Love Travels" - 2012)
Sandbloom, Kevin (from "Sandbloom Still Blue" - 2011)
Sascha Blejwas & Ina Hagenau (- )
Sutton, Tierney  (from "After Blue" - 2013)
The Bryan Thomas Band (from "PazFest - The New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Howlin' Wolf" - 2002)
Tilmann Höhn, Annette Marquard, & Kate Nelson  (from "Circle Games" - 2010)
Ulla Lindhardt & Comely Grace (from "Stormy Stillness" - 2003)
Vinegar Brain (from "Love?" - 2003)
Volker Niehusmann & Christiane Weber (from "Another Blue" - 1997)
Wiley, Alicia  (from "Halfway Home" - 2009)
Yitsak (- )
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carmelrotem on 2009-Oct-28 at 02:16:50 GMT-5:
this song makes me want to cry every time I listen to it.
I think a big part of the greatnes in Joni is that she can make you identify with situations you've never been in, and feel like you're living them.