Who Sang Cool Water? Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm cover art

Some other versions of "Cool Water"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bob Nolan
release date: 1988
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Ballad
length: 5:26
producer: Larry Klein and Joni Mitchell
bass: Larry Klein
background vocals: Joni Mitchell
drums (drum set): Manu Katché
guest lead vocals: Willie Nelson
guitar: Michael Landau
lead vocals: Joni Mitchell
percussion: Manu Katché
drum machine: Larry Klein
All day I face the barren waste
Without a taste of water
Cool water
Old Dan and I
Our throats slate dry
Our spirits cry out for water
Cool clear water
Keep on movin' Dan
Some devils had a plan
Buried poison in the sand
Don't drink it man
It's in the water
Cool clear water
In my mind I see
A big green tree
And a river flowin' free
Waitin' up ahead
For you and me
Cool clear water

The nights are cool and I'm a fool
Each star is a pool of water
Cool water
But come the dawn
We carry on
We won't last long without water
Cool clear water
Keep on movin' Dan
We're still in no-man's land
Dry bones and sand
People never planned here for water
Cool clear water
In my mind I see
A big green tree
And a river flowin' free
Waiting up ahead for you and me
Cool clear water

The shadows sway
They seem to say
Tonight we pray for water
Cool water
And way up there
If you care
Please show us where
There's good water
Cool clear water



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 My Secret Place
  • 2 Number One
  • 3 Lakota
  • 4 The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms)
  • 5 Dancin' Clown
  • 6 Cool Water
  • 7 The Beat of Black Wings
  • 8 Snakes and Ladders
  • 9 The Reoccurring Dream
  • 10 A Bird That Whistles

  • Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075992417228
    script: Latin