Blue (Joni Mitchell song)

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"Blue"
Song by Joni Mitchell from the album Blue
Released 1971
Genre Folk Rock
Length 3:00
Label Reprise
Writer Joni Mitchell
Producer Joni Mitchell
Blue track listing
Carey
(4)
"Blue"
(5)
California
(6)

"Blue" is the title song from Joni Mitchell's 1971 album of the same name. There has been persistent speculation that the song is about fellow songwriter David Blue, who was a friend and possible love interest of Mitchell's when the album was released. She has denied the connection.

The lines "acid, booze and ass, needles guns and grass, lots of laughs" from Blue were sampled for a bonus track on Mac Dre's The Genie of the Lamp album. The song is sampled on the track "My World Is..", from Blu and Exile's 2007 album Below the Heavens. The track is also sampled on "Catch My Drift", a 1989 song by the British group A.R. Kane.

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Sarah McLachlan's version appeared on her 1996 compilation Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff and Cat Power released a version on her 2008 studio album Jukebox.

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