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Karen O Covers Nelson, Jennings for Chipotle

October 13, 2011  |  11:50am
Karen O Covers Nelson, Jennings for Chipotle

As OneThirtyBPM points out, Karen O recorded a song for the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. The foundation has been creating short films to raise awareness about industrial farming. The latest offering is called “Abandoned” and features Karen O covering the Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.”

The short was also made to raise awareness for another Chipotle fundraiser called “Boorito.” It’s basically a Halloween-themed fundraiser, which will benefit family farmers this time around. The article says that customers who go to Chipotle on Oct. 31 after 6 p.m. dressed in a costume inspired by a family farm will get any menu item for $2, with up to $1 million of the proceeds going to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation and Farm Aid.

As for the song itself, it’s a decent, straightforward cover with Karen O providing that cracking, signature voice of hers. You can take a listen to the cover below via Chipotle’s YouTube page.

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