Who Sang Little Green? Joni Mitchell

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Joni Mitchell
release date: 1971-6
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Ballad/Folk
length: 3:29
producer: Joni Mitchell
vocal: Joni Mitchell
composer: Joni Mitchell
lyricist: 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 color 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 color 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



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 All I Want
  • 2 My Old Man
  • 3 Little Green
  • 4 Carey
  • 5 Blue
  • 6 California
  • 7 This Flight Tonight
  • 8 River
  • 9 A Case of You
  • 10 The Last Time I Saw Richard