Friday, July 06, 2007

"b - neath the cover" - joni mitchell's "ladies of the canyon" (original and annie lennox's version)

"Ladies of the Canyon"
by Joni Mitchell

Trina wears her wampum beads
She fills her drawing book with line
Sewing lace on widows weeds
And filigree on leaf and vine
Vine and leaf are filigree
And her coats a secondhand one
Trimmed with antique luxury
She is a lady of the canyon

Annie sits you down to eat
She always makes you welcome in
Cats and babies round her feet
And all are fat and none are thin
None are thin and all are fat
She may bake some brownies today
Saying, you are welcome back
She is another canyon lady

Estrella circus girl
Comes wrapped in songs and gypsy shawls
Songs like tiny hammers hurled
At beveled mirrors in empty halls
Empty halls and beveled mirrors
Sailing seas and climbing banyans
Come out for a visit here
To be a lady of the canyon

Trina takes her paints and her threads
And she weaves a pattern all her own
Annie bakes her cakes and her breads
And she gathers flowers for her home
For her home she gathers flowers
And estrella, dear companion
Colors up the sunshine hours
Pouring music down the canyon-
Coloring the sunshine hours
They are the ladies of the canyon

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Annie's version isn't all that bad. However, after a while synth just grates.

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't find an e-mail address on your page, wanted you to check out The Swear to see if you'd like to play them on your podcast - - "January" - will be glad to supply an mp3.

Thanks! -Elizabeth

11:22 AM  

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