Cowgirl in the Sand (10:02)

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A ten minutes swirl of grunge and psychedelia from Neil’s 1969 album ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’. Neil wrote the lyrics for this and Down By The River while suffering from a 104 degree (40 °C) fever. In live performances, Neil and Crazy Horse extend it to around sixteen minutes, with extended solo sections.

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  • jpzitoleopold

    goddamn

    21 Apr 8:53pm Reply
  • bluesmanever

    Neil is great!!

    19 Feb 5:48pm Reply
  • Drag30

    The very best.

    11 Jan 1:55am Reply
  • tomrud73

    some of the absolute best guitar playing

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    rocktastic

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Drazba

    growing up in the 70's we used to joke about neil's two note guitar solo's--almost too simple.--then the 80's occurred and we realized that he was just a decade early in keeping it basic

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • FIL1994

    great way to end a great album!

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • sstoys2

    great song, but the guitar solos really suck!

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • okmarianna

    one of my fav music of all time!

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bliksala

    ;-)

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Neil Young fuckin' rawks!..The Man can do it all.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Gellies

    Such simple purity to his sound. Reminds me of my childhood with my parents playing Neil and dancing around carefree....

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • donkukis

    The first Neil Young song to blow my mind. Right then I knew many others were to follow.

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • JerryZola25

    great stuff

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • smeghead1851

    @FRENCHWAH- Mine grew up with it ingrained in their brains ! They all know that Neil is one of the best ever.

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mikebreeze

    I think that this song and Cinnamon Girl are two of his best.

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • zero000000000

    god damn this track kills

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • thrafnnoyes

    Like the other great songs by Neil Young, I accidentally heard the tail-end of this on the radio and fell completely in love. When that happens, it's a sign that there's change a comin' in my life. I'm happy to be in that sublime moment with his voice and wailing guitar.

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • pablo323

    @FRENCHWAH: I'll do it =P

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • smeghead1851

    I would say that both the acoustic and electric versions stand on their own merits. The Electric version is a tour de force, a nice tight arrangement with the band that showcaes Neil's skills as a guitar player. The Acoustic version showcases his skill as a lyricist and arranger, the version from 4 Way Street shows you this !

    16 Mar 2012 Reply
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