Mama Lion

Album: Wind on the Water (1975)

Songfacts®:

  • Graham Nash wrote this song about his former girlfriend, Joni Mitchell. He told Mojo it was "from a visit I made to her house by the seashore in British Columbia. That song is Joni bouncing off rocks like a lioness."
  • Graham Nash had a relationship with Joni Mitchell for two years from 1968 to 1970. He lived with the Canadian songstress (and her two cats) in her Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles cottage. Other songs that Nash wrote about Mitchell include "Lady of the Island" and "Our House."

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