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Blue

by Joni Mitchell

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Blue songs are like tattoos
You know I've been to sea before
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away
Hey Blue, here 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

© 1970; Joni Mitchell

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Blue has been recorded by 94 others

  • A Cappology  (from "Will Sing For Food" - 2003)
  • Amed, Roxana (from "The Voice Beyond" - 2009)
  • Antelodic (from "Quiet Sufficient" - 2017)
  • Avalon Motel (from "The Whispering Breeze" - 1997)
  • Bell, Lori (from "blue(s)" - 2017) [buy at Amazon]
  • Cat Power (from "Jukebox" - 2008)
  • Chansonnette, Emily-Rose  (- 2012)
  • Chapell, Phyllis (from "World Songs" - 1999)
  • Chiaraluce, Giulia (from "Impressions" - 2011)
  • Chitose, Hajime (from "Yoru ni Yomeru Uta " - 2002)
  • Chris Lawley & LaLaVox (- 2008)
  • Cipollari, Ilenia  (- 2010)
  • Clark, Merideth Kaye (from "Blue" - 2016)
  • Colter, Trish & Paul Reed (from "The Dance Never Ends" - 1997)
  • Constantine, Lore (from "Piano Impressions" - 2006)
  • Copland, Marc  (from "Softly..." - 1998)
  • Covell-Bullock, Kate  (- 2014)
  • D'Agostina, Simona (- )
  • Danielle, Michaela (- )
  • Dee, Charlie (from "A Tribute To Joni Mitchell Live At Kriterion" - 2009)
  • Del Pesce, Alessandra  (- 2014)
  • Dorman-Phaneuf, Mairi  (from "Digital Single" - 2016)
  • Dubistry (from "Fuel For The Fire" - 2015)
  • Elkinson, Ken (from "Borrowed Tracks" - 2008)
  • Emma Lee and Ben Cohen  (from "I wished for you" - )
  • Free Range Saxophone Quartet  (from "Fireflies" - 2011) [buy at Amazon]
  • Frente (from "No Time EP" - 1993)
  • Fuller, Rachel (from "Attic Jam" - 2007)
  • Gilbert, Andy (from "Roadtrip: Road To Nowhere" - 2006)
  • Giulia Firpo 4tet (- 2011)
  • Gonnie & Igor  (- )
  • Heffernan, Honor (from "Fire and Ice" - 2005)
  • Horn, Paul (from "Visions" - 1974)
  • Hurst, Sally Jane (- 2016)
  • Husbands, Ken (from "Unique Clear Formula" - 2008)
  • Infascelli, Silvia  (from "PrimaVera" - 2014) [buy at Amazon]
  • James, Morgan (from "Blue" - 2016) [buy at Amazon]
  • Justine (- )
  • Kadoos (from "Joni Goes Dutch" - 2014)
  • Kicks & Sticks Voices (from "Didn't We" - 2011)
  • Kitka (from "UnderCover, Faultline Studios and Kalx Present: Joni Mitchell's Blue" - 2012)
  • Kulis, Agata  (from "Come a Little Closer" - 2017)
  • La Civita, Morgen (from "Digital Single" - 2015)
  • Laswell, Bill (from "Jazzonia" - 1998)
  • Lee, Liza (from "Anima" - 2009)
  • MacDowell, Nancy (from "Green Mountain Harmony" - 2012)
  • MacEwen, Janet  (from "Back Where I Belong" - 2008) [buy at Amazon]
  • Maggie Hollinbeck & Graham Sobelman (from "Another Shade Of Blue" - 2014)
  • Martin, Audrey (from "Living Room" - 2014) [buy at Amazon]
  • McLachlan, Sarah  (from "Rarities, B-Sides, & Other Stuff" - 1996)
  • Melo, Lele (from "Now And Then" - 2011) [buy at Amazon]
  • Michael Ball (from "Alone Together (Live at the Donmar)" - 2005)
  • Molaskey, Jessica (from "Portraits of Joni" - 2017) [buy at Amazon]
  • Montes, Marguerite (- 2010)
  • Nancy and Beth (- 2017)
  • Naomi Ferguson & Graham Wardrop (from "Don't Think Twice" - 2009)
  • Nereide (from "Nereide sings Joni Mitchell" - 2010)
  • Niemack, Judy (from "Blue Nights" - 2007)
  • Norma Winstone with the NDR Bigband (from "Here's a Song for You " - 2011) [buy at Amazon]
  • Oldham, Tina (from "Don't Tell The Jazz Police" - 2011)
  • Otero, Florencia (from "Nocturno Mundo (Músicas de Joni Mitchell)" - 2012)
  • Oz, Lea (- 1997)
  • Pennington, Maya (- )
  • Peter Herbert, ena, Wolfgang Mitterer & Koehne Quartett  (from "Joni (12 Songs by Joni Mitchell)" - 2011)
  • Petr, Gosia (- 2017)
  • Pinguin Moschner, Maggie Nicols & Joe Sachse (from "Nevergreens" - 1998)
  • Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet (from "Safaris to the Heart - The Songs of Joni Mitchell" - 2010)
  • Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet (from "Joni Mitchell's Blue & Court And Spark - Live At Dizzy's" - 2011)
  • Rush, Emma (from "Canadiana" - 2017) [buy at Amazon]
  • Sakakibara, Dai (from "Yoru Cafe - Piano" - 2011) [buy at Amazon]
  • Sally Barker - Joni Mitchell Project (from "Conversation: The Joni Tapes" - 2010)
  • Sandbloom, Kevin (from "Sandbloom Still Blue" - 2011)
  • Scattergood, Liz (- )
  • Schenck, Virginia  (from "Interior Notions" - 2015) [buy at Amazon]
  • Schultz, Jessica  (from "Home" - 2011) [buy at Amazon]
  • Skinner, Lynn (from "Lynnie Sings Joni: Snapshots from the Stage" - 2012)
  • Solebello, Carolann  (from "Joni Mitchell's Blue: a 40th Anniversary Celebration" - 2012)
  • Sutton, Tierney  (from "After Blue" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • Suzanne M. Sheridan & And the Suzanne Sheridan Band (from "Suzanne Sheridan Sings the Music of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen" - 2012)
  • The Cardinal Sinners (from "Eve" - 1990)
  • The Clancye Milne Octet (from " Rodgers & Hart - Gershwin - Joni Mitchell" - 2017)
  • The Few (- 2012)
  • The Joe Locke Quintet (from "Slander (And Other Love Songs)" - 1977)
  • The Lisa Bassenge Trio (from "A Sigh, A Song" - 2002)
  • Törnfeldt, Gunilla (- )
  • van Nunen, Patricia (from "19:19" - 2001)
  • Vocal Line (from "Emotional Landscapes" - 2003)
  • Volker Niehusmann & Christiane Weber (from "Another Blue" - 1997)
  • Wallace, Liza (from "Carousel" - 2009)
  • White, Fay (from "Festival Folk Sing Joni Mitchell" - 2010)
  • Woodstock (- )
  • Wundrock, Tracy (from "Sea Dreams - A Tribute to Joni Mitchell" - 2013)
  • Yanta (- 2016)
  • YesSister, JazzSister (from "Listen To Your Sisters" - 2011)
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