Who Sang My Old Man? Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell Blue cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Johnny Mercer, Bernard D. Hanighen
release date: 1971-6
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Ballad/Folk
length: 3:36
producer: Joni Mitchell
vocal: Joni Mitchell
composer: Joni Mitchell
lyricist: Joni Mitchell
My old man he's a singer in the park
He's a walker in the rain
He's a dancer in the dark
We don't need no piece of paper from the city hall
Keeping us tied and true no, my old man
Keeping away my blues

He's my sunshine in the morning
He's my fireworks at the end of the day
He's the warmest chord I ever heard
Play that warm chord, play and stay baby
We don't need no piece of paper from the city hall
Keeping us tied and true, my old man
Keeping away my blues

But when he's gone
Me and them lonesome blues collide
The bed's too big
The frying pan's too wide

Then he comes home
And he takes me in his loving arms
And he tells me all his troubles
And he tells me all my charms
We don't need no piece of paper from the city hall
Keeping us tied and true no, my old man
Keeping away my blues

But when he's gone
Me and them lonesome blues collide
The bed's too big
The frying pan's too wide

My old man he's a singer in the park
He's a walker in the rain
He's a dancer in the dark
We don't need no piece of paper from the city hall
Keeping us tied and true no, my old man
Keeping away my lonesome blues



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