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Joni Mitchell’s ‘Woodstock’: Behind the Song Print-ready version

by Jeff Tamarkin
Best Classic Bands
February 27, 2018

It's a story that's been told often, but it's still a good one: how Joni Mitchell wrote the definitive anthem of the definitive counterculture gathering even though she hadn't been there. "Woodstock," with its "got to get ourselves back to the garden" refrain, was and remains, a song of hope and positivity, a celebration of a generation whose dreams still seemed to reside within the realm of possibility. Even now, after all we - and the world - have been through, the sense of optimism and change for the better shines through in its words and melody....

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