Little Green (song)
Mitchell wrote Little Green in 1967 about the daughter she had given up for adoption in 1965, when she was a poor folk singer in Toronto. The existence of her daughter was not publicly known until 1993, when a roommate from Mitchell's art school days in the 1960s sold the story about the adoption to a tabloid magazine. Mitchell commented on the situation in an interview quoted in a 1998 article:
- "I was dirt poor. An unhappy mother does not raise a happy child. It was difficult parting with the child, but I had to let her go." 
The guitar tuning with which Joni plays the song is Open G (low-to-high: D G D G B D).
Mitchell was reunited with her daughter, Kilauren Gibb, in 1997. 
- Higgins, Bill (April 8, 1997). "Both sides at last". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
- Pertman, Adam (March 16, 2011). Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families -- and America. Harvard Common Press. pp. 289–. ISBN 978-1-55832-716-0. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
- Posner, Michael (April 11, 1998). "Little Green a Little Blue". Toronto Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
- Purvis, Andrew (June 24, 2001), "Joni, No Longer Blue", Time Magazine.
- Joni Mitchell's Secret - The full story of Joni giving up her own daughter Kilauren Gibb (Kelly Dale Anderson) for adoption.
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