Little Green (song)

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"Little Green"
Song by Joni Mitchell from the album Blue
Released 1971
Genre Folk Rock
Length 3:25
Label Reprise
Writer Joni Mitchell
Producer Joni Mitchell
Blue track listing
"My Old Man"
(2)
"Little Green"
(3)
Carey
(4)

"Little Green" is a song composed and performed by Joni Mitchell. It is the third track on her 1971 album Blue.

Background[edit]

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 room-mate from Mitchell's art-school days in the 1960s sold the story of the adoption to a tabloid magazine.[1][2] 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." [3]

Chords[edit]

The guitar tuning Mitchell uses on the song is Open G (low-to-high: D G D G B D).[citation needed]

Reunion[edit]

Mitchell was reunited with her daughter, Kilauren Gibb, in 1997. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higgins, Bill (April 8, 1997). "Both sides at last". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Posner, Michael (April 11, 1998). "Little Green a Little Blue". Toronto Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ Purvis, Andrew (June 24, 2001), "Joni, No Longer Blue", Time Magazine .

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