Chart Position: 8

  • Won best folk performance Grammy Award
  • #170 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • Written by Joni Mitchell
  • Keyboards: Judy Collins
  • Joni Mitchell’s failing marriage to musician Chuck Mitchell inspired this meditation on fantasy vs reality
  • Originally released on LP in 1967
  • This is Judy Collins’ biggest hit single
  • Judy Collins is the subject of Crosby Stills and Nash’s ‘Suite Judy Blue Eyes’ (1969)
  • Also recorded by Anne Murray (1968), Harpers Bizarre (1968), Claudine Longet (1968), Frank Sinatra (1968), Skeeter Davis (1969), Mantovani (1969), John Davidson (1969), Joni Mitchell (1969), Catherine McKinnon (1968), Chet Atkins (1969), Neil Diamond (1969), Dion (1969), Glen Campbell (1970), Willie Nelson (1970), Jim Nabors (1973), Pat Martino (1975), Euson (1970), Cilla Black (1970), Michael Feinstein (1990), Parasites (1992), Katja Ebstein (1973), Jeanette Lindstrom and Steve Dobrogosz (2000), Clannad & Paul Young (1991), Dolly Parton, Rhonda Vincent & Judy Collins (2005), Paul Anka (2007), Herbie Hancock (2007), Linda Elder (2008), Tina Arena (2008) and Ronan Keating (2009)

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