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Blue Motel Room

by Joni Mitchell

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I've got a blue motel room
With a blue bedspread
I've got the blues inside and outside my head
Will you still love me
When I call you up when I'm down
Here in Savannah it's pouring rain
Palm trees in the porch light like slick black cellophane
Will you still love me
When I call you up when I get back to town
I know that you've got all those pretty girls coming on
Hanging on your boom-boom-pachyderm
Will you tell those girls that you've got German Measles
Honey, tell them you've got germs
I hope you'll be thinking of me
Because I'll be thinking of you
While I'm traveling home alone
Tell those girls that you've got Joni
She's coming back home

I've got road maps
From two dozen states
I've got coast to coast just to contemplate
Will you still love me
When I get back to town
It's funny how these old feelings hang around
You think they're gone
No, no
They just go underground
Will you still love me
When I get back to L.A. town
You and me, we're like America and Russia
We're always keeping score
We're always balancing the power
And that can get to be a cold cold war
We're going to have to hold ourselves a peace talk
In some neutral café
You lay down your sneaking round the town honey
And I'll lay down the highway

I've got a blue motel room
With a blue bedspread
I've got the blues inside and outside my head
Will you still love me
When I get back to town

© September 2, 1976; Crazy Crow Music, renewed December 6, 1976 with additional words.

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Blue Motel Room has been recorded by 31 other artists

  • Allyson, Karrin (from "In Blue" - 2002)
  • Begonia (from "Morning Time Personality Test" - 2013)
  • Blaquiere, Debra (from "Are You Dancing Too?" - 2009)
  • Blue Martini Jazz (from "The Night We Called It A Day" - 2007)
  • Connor, Matthew (- 2014)
  • Crosby, Dixie (- 2003)
  • De Micheli, Charlotte (from "Charlotte" - 2004)
  • Denise Marie Band (with Sam Price & Andre Bohren) (from "PazFest - The New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Howlin' Wolf" - 2002)
  • Diaz, Gabriela (from "A Case Of Joni" - 2018)
  • Eden, Joanna (from "Joni & Me" - 2016)
  • Gardot, Melody (- )
  • Gervais, Lorraine  (from "Diva's Diversion" - 2000)
  • Hamilton, Natalie (- 2019)
  • Haynes, Esther (from "Strathmore Presents - A Tribute To Joni Mitchell" - 2009)
  • Imani (from "Calling You" - 2007)
  • Jakubowicz, Martyna (from "Burzliwy błękit Joanny" - 2013)
  • Lahm, David (from "Jazz Takes on Joni Mitchell" - 1999)
  • Martin, Claire (from "Too Darn Hot!" - 2002)
  • Mother Of Pearl (from "sheBOP! A Century of Jazz compositions by Canadian women" - 2003)
  • Peter Herbert, ena, Wolfgang Mitterer & Koehne Quartett  (from "Joni (12 Songs by Joni Mitchell)" - 2011)
  • Prince with Elisa Fiorillo (from "Le New Morning " - 2010)
  • Robert Summerfield, Lars Duppler (from "Joni" - 2022)
  • Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet (from "Hejira Live" - 2014)
  • Saft, Jamie (from "Solo a Genova" - 2018)
  • Savage, Truan (- 2008)
  • Slimeberg  (from "Joni Mitchell Cover Comp" - 2020)
  • The John Garner Quartet (from " Blue Fields" - 2015)
  • The Steve Klink Trio (from "Places To Come From, Places To Go" - 2002)
  • Thomas, Cynthia Lee (from "New Worldisms" - 2019)
  • Thomas, Joshua (from "A Tribute to Joni Mitchell's 'Blue' & 'Hejira'" - 2015)
  • Will Taylor And Strings Attached (from "Back To The Garden: A Tribute To Joni Mitchell" - 2007)
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