Saturday Song: Sister Golden Hair by America

This is one of many songs I enjoyed listening to in the 1970’s. After my family moved from Tucson, Arizona, to Sheridan, Wyoming, where my father took over the family’s coin-operated business, he installed a remote control unit and speaker in my bedroom, both linking to a jukebox in the basement. My friends and I spent many happy hours after school and on weekends and holidays listening to “Sister Golden Hair” and other songs. I liked this song’s chord progressions and harmonies.

Its meaning rang true several years ago when my father suddenly blurted that my mother, who had since passed, asked him for a divorce  because she was in love with a nun. You can read more about that here. Enjoy the song, and have a great Saturday.


Author Abbie Johnson Taylor

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

2 thoughts on “Saturday Song: Sister Golden Hair by America”

  1. I just published my own Saturday Song post and I linked to your page. As for your song, That brings back memories of the tiny basement room where I lived in 1974 while attending high school. I didn’t like the word “dammed” in the song but the rest of it was good. And isn’t it interesting how songs evoke so many memories, both good and bad? I used music to recall events in my life when I wrote my Deliverance from Jericho memoir.


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