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This song appears on the album 'Ladies of the Canyon'

This song appears on the album 'The Studio Albums, 1968-1979'

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Blue Boy

by Joni Mitchell   Printer-friendly version of this lyric

Lady called the blue boy love
She took him home
Made himself an idol yes
So he turned to stone
Like a pilgrim she travelled
To place her flowers
Before his granite grace
And she prayed aloud for love
To waken in his face
In his face

Sometimes in the evening
He would read to her
Roll her in his arms
And give his seed to her
She would wake in the morning
Without him
And go to the window
And look out thru the pain
But the statue in her garden
He always looked the same
He looked the same

Bring her boots of leather
And she will dance for him
Shyly from a feather fan
She'll glance for him
Here he comes after midnight
To find her again
He will come a few times more
Till he finds a lady statue
Standing in a door
In her door

© Siquomb Publishing Company

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Blue Boy has been recorded by 2 others

Echo, Samantha  (- 2015)
Neilson, Jack (from "PazFest - The New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Howlin' Wolf" - 2002)
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