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Posted: 07/17/06 01:31 AM
Author: Lexie Marlowe
Location: Canada
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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
Looking for a singer similar to Joni Mitchell, can't remember her name but I believe she was from or moved to North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Any ideas?


Posted: 07/17/06 11:07 AM
Author: Roger
Location: NY, USA
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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
Probably not Buffy Saint-Marie, was it? I think she was from Saskatchewan, which isn't exactly British Columbia, but just a thought....
Posted: 07/17/06 01:13 PM
Author: Lexie Marlowe
Location: Canada
Posts: 21

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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
No, the name was more similar to Joni Mitchell. I was sure it was her, but can't find the song. Can't even remember any of the words for sure but it was something to do with "Father". Not much to go on, but any help would be much appreciated.
Posted: 07/17/06 08:20 PM
Author: Dan
Location: Claybricks
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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
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Joni Mitchell - LAKOTA


words by Joni Mitchell
music by Larry Klein and Joni Mitchell


I am Lakota!
Lakota!
Looking at money man--
Diggin' the deadly quotas--
Out of balance--
Out of hand
We want the land!
Lay down the reeking ore!
Don't you hear the shrieking in the trees?
Everywhere you touch the earth--she's sore
Every time you skin her all things weep
Your money mocks us--
Restitution--what good can it do?--
Kennelled in metered boxes
Red dogs in debt to you
I am Lakota!
Lakota!
Fighting among ourselves
All we can say with one whole heart
Is we won't sell--
No we'll never sell
We want the land!
The lonely coyote calls
In the woodlands--footprints of the deer
In the barrooms--poor drunk bastard falls
In the courtrooms--deaf ears--sixty years
You think we're sleeping--but
Quietly like rattlesnakes and stars
We have seen the trampled rainbows
In the smoke of cars
I am Lakota
Brave
Sun pity me
I am Lakota
Broken
Moon pity me
I am Lakota
Grave
Shadows stretching
Lakota
Oh pity me
I am Lakota
Weak
Grass pity me
I am Lakota
Faithful
Rocks pity me
I am Lakota
Meek
Standing water
Lakota
Oh pity me
I am Lakota!
Lakota!
Standing on sacred land
We never sold these Black Hills
To the missile-heads--
To the power plants
We want the land!
The bullet and the fence--broke Lakota
The black coats and the booze--broke Lakota
Courts that circumvent--choke Lakota
Nothing left to lose
Tell me grandfather
You spoke the fur and feather tongues--
Do you hear the whimpering waters
When the tractors come?
Repeat Chorus
Sun pity me
Mother earth
Mother
Moon pity me
Father sky
Father
Shadows
Stretching on the forest floor
Mother earth
Oh pity me
Father sky
Father
Grass pity me
Mother earth
Mother
Rocks pity me
Father sky
Father
Water
Standing in a wakan manner
Mother earth
Oh pity me


Dan
Posted: 07/18/06 12:35 AM
Author: Lexie Marlowe
Location: Canada
Posts: 21

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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
Good guess, but that isn't it. I like the song though I had forgotten it even existed. Thank you for sending it.
Posted: 07/18/06 10:47 AM
Author: h2izcool
Location: US
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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
Could it be Judy Collins? She's from Seattle, which isn't that far from Vancouver BC. -- and Judy sounds a little like Joni. --and Judy's biggest hit "Both Sides Now" was written by Joni.

Judy Collins also wrote and sang a song called "My Father"

Original lyrics by Judy Collins

My father always promised me
That we would live in France
We'd go boating on the Seine
And I would learn to dance

We lived in Ohio then
He worked in the mines
On his dreams like boats
We knew we would sail in time

All my sisters soon were gone
To Denver and Cheyenne
Marrying their grownup dreams
The lilacs and the man

I stayed behind the youngest still
Only danced alone
The colors of my father's dreams
Faded without a sound

And I live in Paris now
My children dance and dream
Hearing the ways of a miner's life
In words they've never seen

I sail my memories of home
Like boats across the Seine
And watch the Paris sun
As it sets in my father's eyes again

My father always promised us
That we would live in France
We'd go boating on the Seine
And I would learn to dance

I sail my memories of home
Like boats across the Seine
And watch the Paris sun
As it sets in my father's eyes again
Posted: 07/18/06 12:32 PM
Author: Lexie Marlowe
Location: Canada
Posts: 21

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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
What a beautiful song, but not that's not it either. I have just recently discovered Judy Collins when I was looking for a song called 'Barbara Allen'. Another beautiful song and so well done. I didn't know that Judy Collins was the original singer of 'Both Sides Now', I always thought it was Joni. Thank you so much for you efforts, I really appreciate it. The song I am looking for may not have even made it to the top of the charts. It was on an album that my Mom bought me, and was the only song I recognized, go figure! Hopefully, somebody will come up with the right one. Thank you again.
Posted: 08/07/06 09:29 PM
Author: maybo
Location: Stouffville ON Canada
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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
I'm stumped, but this page lists Canadian folk singers -- maybe a name will click a memory. Good luck !!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Canadian_folk_singers
Posted: 08/14/06 12:37 AM
Author: Lexie Marlowe
Location: Canada
Posts: 21

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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
Thank you Maybo, I didn't know we had so many Canadina folk singers. That is a great web site. I am still looking. I had a flash of something the other day, but then it was gone. Some part of it will come to me eventually. I just hope I have a pen and paper when it does. Thanks again.
Posted: 08/14/06 10:06 PM
Author: maybo
Location: Stouffville ON Canada
Posts: 8

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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
No problem, Lexie -- I wish I knew who you were thinking of...
Good luck. I hope it comes to you! :)
Posted: 04/08/08 12:27 AM
Author: abigail
Location: California
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Female Folk Singer from the 60's
What about Kate and/or Anna McGarrigle? They are from Montreal.

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