Steemit Open Mic Week 101: Joni Mitchell Cover - "Little Green"

in openmic •  2 months ago

I love this song, so I threw it together this morning for this week's Open Mic (101! Can anyone believe that?!)

It isn't one of her most well-known, but it is my favourite. It's about her giving up her daughter for adoption. Later on in life, they were re-united. Beautiful song and story, although I admittedly have a penchant for the sad songs..

She is such a cool lady--and she is from my small Canadian city, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan! It's an honour to sing her songs and to share something of a similar background.

Lyrics below. Hope you really enjoy!

"Little Green" by Joni Mitchell

Born with the moon in Cancer
Choose her a name she'll answer too
Call her green and the winters can not fade her
Call her green for the children who have made her
Little, green, be a gypsy dancer

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

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

xx,
Kay

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Hi Kay (lol).. Really enjoyed this. Beautiful song. Exquisite vocals. You're so talented. Great job! :)

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:). Thank you so much! I so appreciate your comments, friend :)

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You're welcome ^_^

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