JONI MITCHELL / BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE : THE CIRCLE GAME [SONGS OF CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA]

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.

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



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

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10 Comments

  1. Oannes July 28, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    You said it!

  2. House of Heart July 28, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Oh, yes, her songs reflecting social ideals will live forever! 🙂

  3. Oannes July 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I don’t know about the ideals …but the songs definitely will!😉

  4. House of Heart July 28, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    The ideals are outdated but the music is beautiful 😊

  5. Dale July 28, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    As a Canadian, super proud of these two fantastic women, I could not pass by this post!
    They are so very different, each with their particular voice.
    I think the lyrics are timeless, frankly…

  6. Resa July 29, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Iconic women singing from the carousel of time, and I love them both…. so many great songs are now flooding my brain.
    I must say Buffy’s newer “Spirit of the Wind” is not just my fave song of hers, but one of my all time fave songs!

  7. Oannes July 29, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I just watched the video. The song is absolutely fantastic, and so is Buffy!
    Thank you!

  8. Oannes July 29, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Well, you just have to be proud about them… Thank you for your comment.

  9. Resa July 29, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    You are welcome!
    The throat singer really fills in an authenticity. I’m just so impressed with the whole production, all the players, the song and of course, Buffy.

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