Joni Mitchell / Buffy Sainte-Marie : The Circle Game [Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia] [reblog]

from Oannes Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia #2

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Η σύνθεση της Joni Mitchell ηχογραφήθηκε πρώτα από την Buffy Sainte-Marie για το άλμπουμ της Fire & Fleet & Candlelight [1967].
Ήταν η βερσιόν που θα γινόταν [ακόμα πιο] διάσημη χάρη στο soundtrack της ταινίας The Strawberry Statement του 1970 [ελλ. τίτλος: Φράουλες και Αίμα], ενώ την ίδια χρονιά θα κυκλοφορούσε εκείνη της δημιουργού στο άλμπουμ Ladies Of The Canyon.
Η “εμβληματική” εκτέλεση της BSM εμφανίστηκε ξανά πέρυσι, στο soundtrack της απολαυστικής ταινίας του Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Joni Mitchell‘s song was first recorded by Buffy Sainte-Marie on her album Fire & Fleet & Candlelight [1967].
It was the version that would become [even more] famous thanks to the soundtrack of the 1970 film The Strawberry Statement. In the same year, the songwriter’s interpretation would be released on the album Ladies Of The Canyon.
BSM’s “iconic” performance reappeared last year, on the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino’s delightful film, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

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00:00 The Circle Game [Mitchell] 04:55 The Circle Game [Sainte-Marie]

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Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like, when you’re older, must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town
And they tell him,
Take your time, it won’t be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
There’ll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

and this, inspired by the lyrics, from me:

Enjoy!

and

Stay Safe!

31 replies »

    • As this is a ‘childhood nostalgia’ series by Oannes the picks are personal. Of course there are many more great songs by JM and different ones strike different chords! 😉 Beautiful song!

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    • No need to be a Canadian to appreciate super talents!!!! …but then, you have an extra reason! 😉
      So happy you like it. It’s a combination of a painting and a photo I took of a sunrise.
      Love and many hugs to my Canadian friend! 🤗😘❤😘🤗

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