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Night Ride Home

by Joni Mitchell

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Once in a while
In a big blue moon
There comes a night like this
Like some surrealist
Invented this 4th of July
Night Ride Home

Hula girls
and caterpillar tractors in the sand
The ukulele man
The fireworks
This 4th of July
Night Ride Home

I love the man beside me
We love the open road
No phones till Friday
Far from the overkill
Far from the overload

Back at the bar
The band tears down
But out here in the headlight beams
The silver powerlines
Gleam
On this 4th of July
Night Ride Home

Round the curve
And a big dark horse
Red taillights on his hide
Is keeping right alongside
Rev for stride
4th of July
Night Ride Home

I love the man beside me
We love the open road
No phones till Friday
Far from the undertow
Far from the overload

Once in awhile
In a big blue moon
There comes a night like this
Like some surrealist
Invented this 4th of July
Night Ride Home

© 1988; Crazy Crow Music

Guitar Transcriptions of Night Ride Home

Night Ride Home has been recorded by 37 others

  • A Bird That Whistles (from "A Bird That Whistles" - 1996)
  • Alibrandi, Lisa  (from "Midnight Sky" - 2000)
  • Bailey, Wendy Lane  (from "Breathing" - 2011) [buy at Amazon]
  • Big Yellow Taxi (from "A Tribute To Joni Mitchell" - 2002)
  • Brindley, Luke (from "Strathmore Presents - A Tribute To Joni Mitchell" - 2009)
  • Case & Davidson (from "20 Years" - 2010) [buy at Amazon]
  • Casella Studio (- )
  • Davidson, Billy (from "Floating Home" - 2000)
  • Dee, Charlie (from "A Tribute To Joni Mitchell Live At Kriterion" - 2009)
  • Electric Bug Trio (- 2011)
  • Endo, Masami (from "Beyond the River Plate" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • Errico, Melissa (from "Blue Like That" - 2003)
  • Fabulous Connections with Kate Vereau (from "Into Midnight" - 2003)
  • Hammersland, Frank (from "So Easily Distracted" - )
  • Henning Olsen Band (from "A Tribute Minus Mitchell" - 2004)
  • Itxaso & Daniel Perez (from "New Land Lur Berria" - 2000)
  • Kadoos (from "Joni Goes Dutch" - 2014)
  • Kennedy, Brian (from "A Love Letter To Joni" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • Knutsen, Marianne Tovsrud (- 2012)
  • Kuhn, Judy (from "All This Happiness" - 2013)
  • Kwan, Bill (from "More Than This" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • London Pro Musica Choir (from "Songs Of The Land" - 2008)
  • Marquard, Annette (- )
  • Michael Hussman & Tina Lerch (- )
  • Michael Nold Band (from "echolalia" - )
  • Michael Sagmeister & Britta Medeiros  (from "When The Moment Sings" - 2005)
  • Ragogna, Mike  (from "Writer's Block" - 2004)
  • Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet (from "Safaris to the Heart - The Songs of Joni Mitchell" - 2010)
  • Saul, Vic (from "PazFest - The New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Howlin' Wolf" - 2002)
  • Saul, Victor (from "Never Look Back" - 2011) [buy at Amazon]
  • Scattergood, Liz (- 2007)
  • Shaw, Ian (from "Drawn To All Things" - 2006)
  • The Steve Klink Trio (from "Places To Come From, Places To Go" - 2002)
  • Vannatter, Dane (from "Flight" - 1999) [buy at Amazon]
  • Vurchio, Savio  (from "Savio Vurchio " - ) [buy at Amazon]
  • Woodstock (- )
  • Yoghill (from "Jonisongs" - 2003)
  • [more information on recordings by other artists]

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