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Cinnamon Girl (cover)
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All vocals & instruments by FR and Recorded and mixed by FR.
Rock - Cover Songs
Charts #121 in subgenre today (peak #1)
Previous peak charts position #3
Neil Young
January 16, 2018
MP3 8.6 MB
320 kbps bitrate
3:46 minutes
Story behind the song
A punchy electric number, in which Neil yearns for an idealized trope of a woman (something which, itself, would become a trope in his lyrics), Cinnamon Girl is the first song on 1969 album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, the first album to be credited to Neil Young with Crazy Horse. It was released as a single (backed with Sugar Mountain) on April 20th, 1970. In the liner notes to the Decade album Neil cryptically stated: "Wrote this for a city girl on peeling pavement coming at me thru Phil Ochs eyes playing finger cymbals. It was hard to explain to my wife."
Lyrics
"Cinnamon Girl" I wanna live with a cinnamon girl I could be happy the rest of my life With a cinnamon girl. A dreamer of pictures I run in the night You see us together, chasing the moonlight, My cinnamon girl. Ten silver saxes, a bass with a bow The drummer relaxes and waits between shows For his cinnamon girl. A dreamer of pictures I run in the night You see us together, chasing the moonlight, My cinnamon girl. Pa sent me money now I'm gonna make it somehow I need another chance You see your baby loves to dance Yeah...yeah...yeah. ( Words & Music by Neil Young )
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