Joni Mitchell’s “River” is one of the most beautiful and moving songs ever written. I’m pretty sure that if it was played at my funeral, the folks who aren’t already crying will start. And I want a truckload of tears at my funeral.
Below, I’ve included the original album version and a live version she did with Herbie Hancock. (If you don’t have Hancock’s Joni Mitchell album, you’re missing out.)