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Joni Mitchell, the esteemed singer-songwriter of the 70s, is publishing a collection of handwritten lyrics and artwork titled Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings. Though Mitchell is most well known for her music, this mysterious work has been a part of her unique character for decades.
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Morning Glory on the Vine was originally created in 1971. Mitchell created 100 copies, including a personal signature with each one, before distributing the work to her closest friends. This will be the first time that the extremely intimate work will be available for public consumption.
Mitchell choose to publish Morning Glory on the Vine with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in celebration of her 75th birthday. In addition to Mitchell’s poetry and artwork included in the original version, the published version will also feature a new introduction written by Mitchell.
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Many of Mitchell’s pals are also included within the work, as the artist painted several portraits modeled after her famous friends. For example, Neil Young, Georgia O’Keefe, and David Crosby, all have portraits handmade by Mitchell herself.
Morning Glory on the Vine is available to purchase online and in bookstores now.
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While Beyoncé is not an author, her lyrics have had an immense impact on the culture we live in. Back when Lemonade dropped you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing a reference to hot sauce or sneezing on the beat, and an impact like that is worth celebrating.
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I am the dragon breathing fire/Beautiful mane I’m the lion/Beautiful man I know you’re lying/I am not broken, I’m not crying, I’m not crying – Don’t Hurt Yourself
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Now you want to say you’re sorry/Now you want to call me crying/Now you gotta see me wilding/Now I’m the one that’s lying/And I don’t feel bad about it/It’s exactly what you get/Stop interrupting my grinding/I ain’t thinking ’bout you. – Sorry
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Ten Hail Marys, I meditate for practice/Channel nine news tell me I’m movin’ backwards/Eight blocks left, death is around the corner/Seven misleadin’ statements ’bout my persona/Six headlights wavin’ in my direction/Five-o askin’ me what’s in my possession/Yeah I keep runnin,’ jump in the aqueducts/Fire hydrants and hazardous/Smoke alarms on the back of us/But mama don’t cry for me, ride for me/Try for me, live for me. – Freedom
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Drop the bass, mane, the bass get lower/Radio say speed it up I just go slower/High like treble, pumping on them mids/Ya man ain’t never seen a booty like this/And why you think ya keep my name rollin’ off your tongue/’Cause when you want a smash, I’ll just write another one/I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker/Yoncé all on his mouth like liquor. – Yoncé
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My daddy Alabama, momma Louisiana/You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma/I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros/I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils/Earned all this money but they never take the country out me/I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag. – Formation
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Ten times out of nine, I know you’re lying/But nine times outta ten, I know you’re trying/So I’m trying to be fair/And you’re trying to be there and to care/And you’re caught up in your permanent emotions/All the loving I’ve been giving goes unnoticed. – Love Drought
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Diva’s y’all help me sing the next verse?/Here we go/Since 15 in my stillettos, been struttin’ in this game/’What’s yo age?’ was the question they ask when I hit the stage/I’m a diva, best believe her, you see how she gettin’ paid? – Diva
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Joni Mitchell is one of the most well-known folk singers in the music business. She’s been making music and publishing albums since the 60s and has won multiple Grammys including a lifetime achievement award. Now, some of her writings will be available to the public.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish Morning Glory On The Vine: Early Songs And Drawings in October. The book will feature handwritten lyrics and watercolor paintings from Mitchell from her early days in the music business.
What’s interesting is that this is actually a re-publishing of the original book Mitchell self published in 1971. Only 100 copies were made, and all were given to her close friends. This updated version will feature new paintings as well as an introduction written by Mitchell herself.
The book will feature handwritten excerpts from some of Mitchell’s most famous songs, including “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Carey”.
Any Joni Mitchell fans looking to pick up a copy here?
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