Words & Music:

Joni Mitchell


G                                        C

Well, I came upon a child of God, he was walking along the road

C                                                             G

And I asked him, "Tell me, where are you going?"  And this he told me:


He said, "I'm going down to Yasgur's farm.


Gonna join in a rock and roll band.

       C                               G

Got to get back to the land and set my soul free."



       C         G         C

We are stardust, we are golden.

       Bb            F      C           G  G7

And we got to get ourselves back to the garden


Well then, can I roam beside you?  I have come here to lose the smog.

And I feel myself a cog in something turning.


And maybe it's the time of year, yes, and maybe it's the time of man.

And I don't know who I am, but life is for learning.




By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong.

And everywhere was a song and a celebration.


And I dreamed I saw the bomber death planes riding shotgun in the sky.

Turning into butterflies above our nation.



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