Folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell wrote this song in 1969 as a Canadian national living in America. A Perfect Circle recorded it and included it on their 3rd album, "eMotive" in 2004. While Joni Mitchell's original performance of this song is beautiful and heartfelt, the round, full harmonies of A Perfect Circle's interpretation are haunting and heartbreaking. I often find myself sitting with tears quietly running down my face as I listen to this version.
The Fiddle and the Drum by A Perfect Circle from the 2004 album "eMOTIVE"
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Joni Mitchell website