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This Neil Young/Jimmy Fallon duet is perfection

Jimmy Fallon's honing in on Young.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Feb 4, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 3:10 pm CDT

Neil Young finally got to play a duet with the one person he never previously could: himself.

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Jimmy Fallon already made a quasi Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young reunion happen while he performing as Young, so the next step was to make a Neil Young clone. Since we don’t have the science for that quite yet, Fallon brought on the very person he portrayed onstage to play with him.

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The performance itself—which would’ve normally featured Young playing something more modern—goes classic instead. It’s a tune Young actually played himself, so it’s that much sweeter when he actually comes out with a guitar of his own.

His oft-repeated lyrics of “Old man look at my life, I’m a lot like you,” will probably never be this true again.

Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 4, 2015, 1:44 pm CST