Song Lyrics

Free Darling

by Joni Mitchell

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Lyrics circa October 1967

Oh he set you free girl now
He cut the strings
That held your wings
From flying to a strobe light moon

What's it gonna be girl now
Flower scenes and magazines
That tell you what's in style for June

Dance in dark cafes
Fill up your ashtrays
It's so nice to be free, you'll see

Oh it feels so good to be
So on the go, so art nouveau
With no one caring what you do

Buy a new dress every day
Buy antique chairs or cut your hair
Do anything that pleases you

Fly down south again
No one will meet the plane
It's so nice to be free, you'll see

Come back with a winter tan
To hang around, you're back in town
But no one knows you went away

There's a new face on the scene
His smile is real and you can feel
him wondering what you might say

Now you're kissing him
Soon you'll be missing him
It's so nice to be free, you'll see

Other lyrics circa June 1967 that were dropped by October 1967

Fly down south again
Good friends will meet the plane
It's so nice to be free, you'll see

The city sure looks cold and grey
You fight for cabs you push and grab
You fall back into city ways

Locks and cloaks and tolls
TV and rent control
It's so nice to be free, you'll see

I came to the city...

© 1967; Gandalf Publishing Company

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