Song For Juli

Album: Song For Juli (1973)
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  • Jesse Colin Young was the lead singer in The Youngbloods, of "Get Together" fame. "Song For Juli" is a track from his second solo album after the band's demise in 1972. He wrote the song about his daughter, Julia, after her brother, Cheyenne, was born. "We wrote it for her, my ex and I, at a time when she really felt bumped out of the limelight by her little brother and she needed a song that made her feel special," Young told Songfacts in 2019. "She turned 50 a few years ago. We played at a restaurant she was working in at Point Reyes, and of course, I played it for her and she loved it."
  • The first 3:30 of this song are instrumental, with one verse of lyrics before the song ends. Another song in this milieu is "Jessica" by The Allman Brothers Band, written by the group's guitarist, Dickey Betts, about his daughter. That one was also released in 1973.

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