Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries (Live Toronto 1994)

Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries (Live Toronto 1994)

The Magdalene Laundries

Joni Mitchell

I was an unmarried girl
I’d just turned twenty-seven
When they sent me to the sisters
For the way men looked at me
Branded as a Jezebel
I knew I was not bound for Heaven
I’d be cast in shame
Into the Magdalene laundries

Most girls come here pregnant
Some by their own fathers
Bridget got that belly by her parish priest
We’re trying to get things white as snow
All of us woe-begotten-daughters
In the streaming stains
Of the Magdalene laundries

Prostitutes and destitutes
And temptresses like me
Fallen women
Sentenced into dreamless drudgery
Why do they call this heartless place
Our Lady of Charity?
Oh, charity

These bloodless brides of Jesus
If they had just once glimpsed their groom
Then they’d know, and they’d drop the stones
Concealed behind their rosaries
They wilt the grass they walk upon
They leech the light out of a room
They’d like to drive us down the drain
At the Magdalene laundries

Peg O’Connell died today
She was a cheeky girl
A flirt
They just stuffed her in a hole!
Surely to God you’d think at least some bells should ring!
One day I’m going to die here too
And they’ll plant me in the dirt
Like some lame bulb
That never blooms, come any spring
Not any spring

No, not any spring
Not any spring

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Joni Mitchell

The Magdalene Laundries lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

Lisa Hannigan, Joni Mitchell’s River, RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Lisa Hannigan, Loah

Lisa Hannigan 74.8K subscribers Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises River · RTÉ Concert Orchestra · Lisa Hannigan A Murray Christmas 2 ℗ 2014 RTÉ Radio Released on: 2014-11-21 Music Publisher: SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING (UK) LIMITED Auto-generated by YouTube.

Joni Mitchell – River

RIVER ~ JONI MITCHELL ~ (Lyrics)

2,651,042 views
Oct 22, 2009
 

12K 298 Share

 
 
10.6K subscribers
 
 
 
I am in awe of the emotion this song evokes..each comment means so much to me..yes, we all share a common bond and great connection of our hearts…everyones pain is the same…each experience so unique to us…such a great classic Joni Mitchell gift What an honour it is for me to have the opportunity to express my vision for just one of Joni Mitchell’s great classics…this is one of those tunes that touches those places in the heart…as so many of Joni’s music has done through the years. This has a particular deep meaning for me…we can never get back the time we lose…so, embrace those precious moments with the ones you love. Every song means so many different things to people…and, I am still learning with each new project…thanks to each of you who watch and listen, and bear with me through my work study process to learn more. I make these videos to express the emotions of a tune, to bring honour and recognition to the tune and the artist, to keep these great classics with us forever, and, to introduce it to future generations. Tunes with a universal message that ring true forever. Thank you, Joni Mitchell and all your great musicians for all the years of so much emotion and beautiful music..I am forever thankful.
rom wikipedia: Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.[1] Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then busking on the streets of Toronto. In the mid-1960s she left for New York City and its rich folk music scene, recording her debut album in 1968 and achieving fame first as a songwriter (“Urge for Going”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Both Sides Now”, “Woodstock”) and then as a singer in her own right.[2] Finally settling in Southern California, Mitchell played a key part in the folk rock movement then sweeping the musical landscape. Blue, her starkly personal 1971 album, is regarded as one of the strongest and most influential records of the time.[3] Mitchell also had pop hits such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “Free Man in Paris”, and “Help Me”, the last two from 1974’s best-selling Court and Spark.[4] Mitchell’s soprano vocals, distinctive harmonic guitar style, and piano arrangements all grew more complex through the 1970s as she was deeply influenced by jazz, melding it with pop, folk and rock on experimental albums like 1976’s Hejira. She worked closely with jazz greats including Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, and on a 1979 record released after his death, Charles Mingus.[5] From the 1980s on, Mitchell reduced her recording and touring schedule but turned again toward pop, making greater use of synthesizers and direct political protest in her lyrics, which often tackled social and environmental themes alongside romantic and emotional ones. Mitchell’s work is highly respected both by critics and fellow musicians. Rolling Stone magazine called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever,”[6] while Allmusic said, “When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century.”[7] By the end of the century, Mitchell had a profound influence on artists in genres ranging from R&B to alternative rock to jazz.[8] Mitchell is also a visual artist. She made the artwork for each of her albums, and in 2000 described herself as a “painter derailed by circumstance.”[9] A blunt critic of the music industry, Mitchell had stopped recording over the last several years, focusing more attention on painting, but in 2007 she released Shine, her first album of new songs in nine years.
 
Lyrics:
Its coming on christmas
Theyre cutting down trees
Theyre putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
But it dont snow here It stays pretty green
Im going to make a lot of money
Then Im going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry
 
He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
Im so hard to handle
Im selfish and Im sad
Now Ive gone and lost the best baby That I ever had
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river I made my baby say goodbye
 
Its coming on christmas
Theyre cutting down trees
Theyre putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
 
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Joni Mitchell – River

RIVER ~ JONI MITCHELL ~ (Lyrics)

2,651,042 views
Oct 22, 2009
 

12K 298 Share

 
 
10.6K subscribers
 
 
 
I am in awe of the emotion this song evokes..each comment means so much to me..yes, we all share a common bond and great connection of our hearts…everyones pain is the same…each experience so unique to us…such a great classic Joni Mitchell gift What an honour it is for me to have the opportunity to express my vision for just one of Joni Mitchell’s great classics…this is one of those tunes that touches those places in the heart…as so many of Joni’s music has done through the years. This has a particular deep meaning for me…we can never get back the time we lose…so, embrace those precious moments with the ones you love. Every song means so many different things to people…and, I am still learning with each new project…thanks to each of you who watch and listen, and bear with me through my work study process to learn more. I make these videos to express the emotions of a tune, to bring honour and recognition to the tune and the artist, to keep these great classics with us forever, and, to introduce it to future generations. Tunes with a universal message that ring true forever. Thank you, Joni Mitchell and all your great musicians for all the years of so much emotion and beautiful music..I am forever thankful.
rom wikipedia: Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.[1] Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then busking on the streets of Toronto. In the mid-1960s she left for New York City and its rich folk music scene, recording her debut album in 1968 and achieving fame first as a songwriter (“Urge for Going”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Both Sides Now”, “Woodstock”) and then as a singer in her own right.[2] Finally settling in Southern California, Mitchell played a key part in the folk rock movement then sweeping the musical landscape. Blue, her starkly personal 1971 album, is regarded as one of the strongest and most influential records of the time.[3] Mitchell also had pop hits such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “Free Man in Paris”, and “Help Me”, the last two from 1974’s best-selling Court and Spark.[4] Mitchell’s soprano vocals, distinctive harmonic guitar style, and piano arrangements all grew more complex through the 1970s as she was deeply influenced by jazz, melding it with pop, folk and rock on experimental albums like 1976’s Hejira. She worked closely with jazz greats including Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, and on a 1979 record released after his death, Charles Mingus.[5] From the 1980s on, Mitchell reduced her recording and touring schedule but turned again toward pop, making greater use of synthesizers and direct political protest in her lyrics, which often tackled social and environmental themes alongside romantic and emotional ones. Mitchell’s work is highly respected both by critics and fellow musicians. Rolling Stone magazine called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever,”[6] while Allmusic said, “When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century.”[7] By the end of the century, Mitchell had a profound influence on artists in genres ranging from R&B to alternative rock to jazz.[8] Mitchell is also a visual artist. She made the artwork for each of her albums, and in 2000 described herself as a “painter derailed by circumstance.”[9] A blunt critic of the music industry, Mitchell had stopped recording over the last several years, focusing more attention on painting, but in 2007 she released Shine, her first album of new songs in nine years.
 
Lyrics:
Its coming on christmas
Theyre cutting down trees
Theyre putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
But it dont snow here It stays pretty green
Im going to make a lot of money
Then Im going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry
 
He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
Im so hard to handle
Im selfish and Im sad
Now Ive gone and lost the best baby That I ever had
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river I made my baby say goodbye
 
Its coming on christmas
Theyre cutting down trees
Theyre putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
 
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Joni Mitchell – River

RIVER ~ JONI MITCHELL ~ (Lyrics)

2,651,042 views
Oct 22, 2009
 

12K 298 Share

 
 
10.6K subscribers
 
 
 
I am in awe of the emotion this song evokes..each comment means so much to me..yes, we all share a common bond and great connection of our hearts…everyones pain is the same…each experience so unique to us…such a great classic Joni Mitchell gift What an honour it is for me to have the opportunity to express my vision for just one of Joni Mitchell’s great classics…this is one of those tunes that touches those places in the heart…as so many of Joni’s music has done through the years. This has a particular deep meaning for me…we can never get back the time we lose…so, embrace those precious moments with the ones you love. Every song means so many different things to people…and, I am still learning with each new project…thanks to each of you who watch and listen, and bear with me through my work study process to learn more. I make these videos to express the emotions of a tune, to bring honour and recognition to the tune and the artist, to keep these great classics with us forever, and, to introduce it to future generations. Tunes with a universal message that ring true forever. Thank you, Joni Mitchell and all your great musicians for all the years of so much emotion and beautiful music..I am forever thankful.
rom wikipedia: Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.[1] Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then busking on the streets of Toronto. In the mid-1960s she left for New York City and its rich folk music scene, recording her debut album in 1968 and achieving fame first as a songwriter (“Urge for Going”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Both Sides Now”, “Woodstock”) and then as a singer in her own right.[2] Finally settling in Southern California, Mitchell played a key part in the folk rock movement then sweeping the musical landscape. Blue, her starkly personal 1971 album, is regarded as one of the strongest and most influential records of the time.[3] Mitchell also had pop hits such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “Free Man in Paris”, and “Help Me”, the last two from 1974’s best-selling Court and Spark.[4] Mitchell’s soprano vocals, distinctive harmonic guitar style, and piano arrangements all grew more complex through the 1970s as she was deeply influenced by jazz, melding it with pop, folk and rock on experimental albums like 1976’s Hejira. She worked closely with jazz greats including Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, and on a 1979 record released after his death, Charles Mingus.[5] From the 1980s on, Mitchell reduced her recording and touring schedule but turned again toward pop, making greater use of synthesizers and direct political protest in her lyrics, which often tackled social and environmental themes alongside romantic and emotional ones. Mitchell’s work is highly respected both by critics and fellow musicians. Rolling Stone magazine called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever,”[6] while Allmusic said, “When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century.”[7] By the end of the century, Mitchell had a profound influence on artists in genres ranging from R&B to alternative rock to jazz.[8] Mitchell is also a visual artist. She made the artwork for each of her albums, and in 2000 described herself as a “painter derailed by circumstance.”[9] A blunt critic of the music industry, Mitchell had stopped recording over the last several years, focusing more attention on painting, but in 2007 she released Shine, her first album of new songs in nine years.
 
Lyrics:
Its coming on christmas
Theyre cutting down trees
Theyre putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
But it dont snow here It stays pretty green
Im going to make a lot of money
Then Im going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry
 
He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
Im so hard to handle
Im selfish and Im sad
Now Ive gone and lost the best baby That I ever had
 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river I made my baby say goodbye
 
Its coming on christmas
Theyre cutting down trees
Theyre putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
 
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Brandi Carlile “Blue” (Joni Mitchell)

#Colbert#JoniMitchell#BrandiCarlile

Brandi Carlile “Blue” (Joni Mitchell)

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 8.65M subscribers

The amazing Brandi Carlile sticks around to perform a special web-exclusive song, a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Blue.” Tune in tonight to see Brandi perform a song from her acclaimed new album, “In These Silent Days.” #Colbert#JoniMitchell#BrandiCarlile Subscribe To “The Late Show” Channel: http://bit.ly/ColbertYouTube Watch full episodes of “The Late Show”: http://bit.ly/1Puei40 Like “The Late Show” on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1df139Y Follow “The Late Show” on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1dMzZzG Follow “The Late Show” on Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wfREj Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35 PM ET/10:35 PM CT. Only on CBS. — The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is the premier late night talk show on CBS, airing at 11:35pm EST, streaming online via Paramount+, and delivered to the International Space Station on a USB drive taped to a weather balloon. Every night, viewers can expect: Comedy, humor, funny moments, witty interviews, celebrities, famous people, movie stars, bits, humorous celebrities doing bits, funny celebs, big group photos of every star from Hollywood, even the reclusive ones, plus also jokes.

Blue

Joni Mitchell

Blue
Songs are like tattoos
You know I’ve been to sea before
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away
Hey Blue
And there is a song for you
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in
Well there’re so many sinking
Now you’ve got to keep thinking
You can make it thru these waves
Acid, booze, and ass
Needles, guns, and grass
Lots of laughs
Lots of laughs
Everybody’s saying that hell’s the hippest way to go well
I don’t think so, but I’m
Gonna take a look around it though Blue
I love you

Blue
Here is a shell for you
Inside you’ll hear a sigh
A foggy lullaby
There is your song from me

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Joni Mitchell

Blue lyrics © Reservoir Media Management Inc

Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries (Live Toronto 1994)

Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries (Live Toronto 1994)

The Magdalene Laundries

Joni Mitchell

I was an unmarried girl
I’d just turned twenty-seven
When they sent me to the sisters
For the way men looked at me
Branded as a Jezebel
I knew I was not bound for Heaven
I’d be cast in shame
Into the Magdalene laundries

Most girls come here pregnant
Some by their own fathers
Bridget got that belly by her parish priest
We’re trying to get things white as snow
All of us woe-begotten-daughters
In the streaming stains
Of the Magdalene laundries

Prostitutes and destitutes
And temptresses like me
Fallen women
Sentenced into dreamless drudgery
Why do they call this heartless place
Our Lady of Charity?
Oh, charity

These bloodless brides of Jesus
If they had just once glimpsed their groom
Then they’d know, and they’d drop the stones
Concealed behind their rosaries
They wilt the grass they walk upon
They leech the light out of a room
They’d like to drive us down the drain
At the Magdalene laundries

Peg O’Connell died today
She was a cheeky girl
A flirt
They just stuffed her in a hole!
Surely to God you’d think at least some bells should ring!
One day I’m going to die here too
And they’ll plant me in the dirt
Like some lame bulb
That never blooms, come any spring
Not any spring

No, not any spring
Not any spring

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Joni Mitchell

The Magdalene Laundries lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

Brandi Carlile “Blue” (Joni Mitchell)

#Colbert#JoniMitchell#BrandiCarlile

Brandi Carlile “Blue” (Joni Mitchell)

69,509 viewsNov 9, 20211.5K51ShareSave

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 8.65M subscribers

The amazing Brandi Carlile sticks around to perform a special web-exclusive song, a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Blue.” Tune in tonight to see Brandi perform a song from her acclaimed new album, “In These Silent Days.” #Colbert#JoniMitchell#BrandiCarlile Subscribe To “The Late Show” Channel: http://bit.ly/ColbertYouTube Watch full episodes of “The Late Show”: http://bit.ly/1Puei40 Like “The Late Show” on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1df139Y Follow “The Late Show” on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1dMzZzG Follow “The Late Show” on Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wfREj Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35 PM ET/10:35 PM CT. Only on CBS. — The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is the premier late night talk show on CBS, airing at 11:35pm EST, streaming online via Paramount+, and delivered to the International Space Station on a USB drive taped to a weather balloon. Every night, viewers can expect: Comedy, humor, funny moments, witty interviews, celebrities, famous people, movie stars, bits, humorous celebrities doing bits, funny celebs, big group photos of every star from Hollywood, even the reclusive ones, plus also jokes.

Blue

Joni Mitchell

Blue
Songs are like tattoos
You know I’ve been to sea before
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away
Hey Blue
And there is a song for you
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in
Well there’re so many sinking
Now you’ve got to keep thinking
You can make it thru these waves
Acid, booze, and ass
Needles, guns, and grass
Lots of laughs
Lots of laughs
Everybody’s saying that hell’s the hippest way to go well
I don’t think so, but I’m
Gonna take a look around it though Blue
I love you

Blue
Here is a shell for you
Inside you’ll hear a sigh
A foggy lullaby
There is your song from me

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Joni Mitchell

Blue lyrics © Reservoir Media Management Inc

Brandi Carlile -Hallelujah

 

 

Published on Apr 28, 2013

Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony.

Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you dont really care for music, do you?
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor falls, the major lifts
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well, maybe there’s a God above
As for me all I’ve ever learned from love
Is how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
But it’s not a crime that you’re hear tonight
It’s not some pilgrim who claims to have seen the Light
No, it’s a cold and it’s a very broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Instrumental

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well people I’ve been here before
I know this room and I’ve walked this floor
You see I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
But listen love, love is not some kind of victory march, no
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And I remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove she was moving too
And every single breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Now I’ve done my best, I know it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didnt come here to London just to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand right here before the Lord of song
With nothing, nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

Hallelujah lyrics © Sony/atv Songs Llc