Cinnamon Girl (Young)

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Growing up in Canada during the 70's, it was virtually impossible to not hear Neil Young on the radio - Harvest, Rust Never Sleeps... it was played, and almost obligatory to learn on the guitar. But the one track that stuck out in my mind as being everything that Neil Young encapsulated is Cinnamon Girl. Incredibly raucous compared to the country folk feel of subsequent albums, but Neil's voice was always on the edge of breaking down or at least it seemed that way - a plaintive edge with a sense that he's always singing his last note.

When I started dating my wife and when we were apart (she in Rio, me in Seattle), she asked me to send her a video of me playing a song - I used my webcam on my computer and recorded this for her, so it's got a special place in our hearts.

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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.

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from Tributes 1, released July 10, 2016
guitars, bass, drums, vocals - Rob

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Robert Svilpa Danville, California

Robert Svilpa is an independent Progressive Rock multi-instrumental artist, vocalist & musician with four full releases available on Spotify, Amazon Music, YT Music, iTunes, Pandora & many other networks.

Robert Svilpa - guitars, keyboards, bass & vocals

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