Who Sang Overture / Cotton Avenue? Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter cover art
Credits
release date: 1977-12
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Contemporary Jazz/Experimental
length: 6:35
mixer: Henry Lewy and Steve Katz
recording engineer: Henry Lewy and Steve Katz
vocal: Joni Mitchell
guitar: Joni Mitchell
bass: Jaco Pastorius
drums (drum set): John Guerin
A red sun came rolling down a grey sky
And the frogs and dogs and night birds then
Started up singing sweet country lullaby
You see that patch of city lights
Somewhere in there's Cotton Avenue
That's where I'm going to take myself tonight
With a spit shine on my dancing shoes

If you got a place like that to go
You just have to go there
If you got no place special
Well then, you just go no place special

I guess it's just the summer in the young blood
Ripe and juicy in the young blood
Teasing to go down to
Cotton Avenue
To hear the shiny shiny music
See all the shiny people dancing to it
Anytime you go to
Cotton Avenue

If you got a place like that to go
You know you got to go there
If you got no place special
Well then, you just go no place special

You see that summer storm brewing in the southern sky
By the time it hits here I'll be dancing high and dry
To rhythm and blues
On Cotton Avenue
Poor boys'll be hanging around outside in the street
They got all the latest words
They're dancing to the latest beat
While they're hustling and sizing you
On Cotton Avenue

If you got a place like that to go
You just have to go there
If you've got no place special
Well my dear
You just so no place special



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Overture / Cotton Avenue
  • 2 Talk to Me
  • 3 Jericho
  • 4 Paprika Plains
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Otis and Marlena
  • 2 The Tenth World
  • 3 Dreamland
  • 4 Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
  • 5 Off Night Backstreet
  • 6 The Silky Veils of Ardor

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