Friday, August 15, 2014

45 years ago today ........we headed down to Yasgurs Farm

Wow 45 years ago..................Yikes baby that's a while ago & doesn't really seem that long.

   Woodstock......................1969   just across the border from us in NYS.

I always laugh at a line I heard years ago, that if all the people who claimed to have been to Woodstock were really there , then there would have been 2 million at


Joni Mitchell – Woodstock Lyrics

I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm
I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band
I'm going to camp out on the land
I'm going to try an' get my soul free
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

Then can I walk beside you
I have come here to lose the smog
And I feel to be a cog in something turning
Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe it's the time of man
I don't know who l am
But you know life is for learning
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere there was song and celebration
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into butterflies
Above our nation
We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

Songwriters: MITCHELL, JONI
Woodstock lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


BobB said...

And the interesting piece of trivia is that Joni Mitchell never made it onto the Woodstock site. She stayed in a hotel nearby because she had to do a TV show (Dick Cavett I think) after the festival and there were concerns that she may not be able to exit the site in time for the the show. So to stay busy at the hotel she wrote the iconic Woodstock anthem.

Les_F said...

I think that's right Dick Cavett, I sort of remember her talking about that.
I was never a big fan of hers,(just her voice kind of wasn't my favourite) but she did write some very good music.she is certainly talented.
Cheers ! LesF