Hejira (song)

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"Hejira"
Song by Joni Mitchell from the album Hejira
Released November 1976
Recorded 1976 in A&M Studios, Hollywood
Genre Jazz fusion, folk jazz
Length 6:42
Label Asylum
Writer(s) Joni Mitchell
Producer(s) Joni Mitchell
Hejira track listing
"A Strange Boy"
(4)
"Hejira"
(5)
"Song for Sharon"
(6)

"Hejira" is the title track from Joni Mitchell's 1976 album. It is the fifth track on the album (the last song on Side One of the original vinyl LP), and the second of four tracks on Hejira which fretless bassist Jaco Pastorius plays on.

The track itself features a distinctive open tuning, C-G-D-F-G-C, which allows Joni to play her unorthodox chord voicings and distinctive fingerpicking pattern.