John Denver



A famous American country music singer, and his music is full of love for nature.

Formerly known as Henry John Deutschendorf , was a music composer and musician, a singer who used many popular songs in the 1970s. He recorded and released more than 300 songs. About half of the songs were composed by him. In 1977, he was called "Poet Laureate of Colorado".

Denver loves nature very much. He is a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society and has held many charity concerts to raise funds for him. He also established a tree planting foundation until 2000 (PLANT-IT 2000). People participating in this event have planted at least 20 million native plants around the world, as of 2000 AD. On the other hand, Denver's songs are full of deep and unchanging relationships with nature, such as the singles "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and other popular songs.

After China's reform and opening up in 1979, Deng Xiaoping performed in a cowboy hat at the Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington during his visit to the United States. Soon John Denver also came to visit mainland China and performed a tour. After the trip to mainland China, he composed the song "Shanghai's Breeze". John Denver is also one of the American country music singers most familiar to audiences in mainland China.

On October 12, 1997, Denver died of a plane crash at the age of 53.


約翰·丹佛(John Denver,1943年12月31日-1997年10月12日),原名(Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.),是一名美國鄉村音樂作曲家以及音樂人,曾經在70年代以許多膾炙人口的歌曲紅極一時的歌手,他錄製以及發行的歌曲超過300首,約有一半的歌是由他作曲,1977年,被稱為“科羅拉多的桂冠詩人”。

丹佛非常熱愛大自然,他是野生動物保護協會(Wildlife Conservation Society)會員,並曾舉辦多場慈善演唱會為其募款,也曾成立植樹直到2000年基金會(PLANT-IT 2000)。截至公元2000年,參加此活動的人們在全球種植至少兩千萬株本土植物。另一方面,丹佛的歌曲充滿著對於大自然的深切而且不變的關係,例如單曲《Take Me Home,Country Roads》等膾炙人口的流行歌曲。

1979年中國大陸改革開放後,鄧小平訪美時在華盛頓肯尼迪表演藝術中心戴著牛仔帽的表演。不久約翰·丹佛也來到中國大陸拜訪並巡迴演唱[1],中國大陸之行後創作了歌曲《Shanghai's Breeze》(上海的微風)。約翰·丹佛也是中國大陸觀眾最為熟悉的美國鄉村音樂歌手之一。

1997年10月12日,丹佛因駕駛飛機失事而去世,享年53歲。


Rocky Mountain High

He was born in the summer of his 27th year

Comin' home to a place he'd never been before

He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again

You might say he found a key for every door

When he first came to the mountains his life was far away

On the road and hangin' by a song

But the string's already broken and he doesn't really care

It keeps changin' fast and it don't last for long

But the colorado rocky mountain high

I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky

The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye

Rocky mountain high (high colorado) rocky mountain high (high colorado)


He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below

He saw everything as far as you can see

And they say he got crazy once, and he tried to touch the sun

And he lost a friend but kept his memory

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forests and the streams

Seeking grace in every step he takes

His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand

The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

And the colorado rocky mountain high

I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky

You can talk to god and listen to the casual reply

Rocky mountain high (high colorado) rocky mountain high (high colorado)


Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear

Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend

Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more

More people, more scars upon the land

And the colorado rocky mountain high

I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky

I know he'd be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly

Rocky mountain high

It's a colorado rocky mountain high

I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky

Friends around the campfire and everybody's high

Rocky mountain high (high colorado) rocky mountain high (high colorado)

Rocky mountain high (high colorado) rocky mountain high do de do !




他在27歲那年的夏天重生

他回家了,一個熟悉又陌生的地方

他的過去種種,如昨日死,你可以說他是再生人

他的心,就這樣被打開

當他還沒來到這座山之前,他離自己很遠

在路上,他唱著歌

他把吉他的絃都彈斷了,但是他不在意

一路的景象不斷改變著,所有的東西都稍縱即逝

科羅拉多的落磯山脈好高啊

一場暴雨就要下下來

星光下的影子,比我的搖籃曲還溫柔

落磯山脈真高啊

他爬上教堂山,他看到銀色的雲

爬得高,看得遠

當他想要碰到太陽的時候,大家都說他瘋了

他碰不到太陽,感覺少了個朋友,但是他會記住這裡

現在,他走在森林和小溪裡,享受寧靜

每一步,都覺得滿足

他開始向內心尋找,他想知道…

為什麼藍天和湖會有這種寧靜呢?

科羅拉多山真是偉大啊

我看到暴雨和雷電

這時,你可以聽到神對你說話

科羅拉山是他的傑作

現在,他的生活充滿驚喜,但是他的心仍然害怕著…

有些事情,別人覺得很單純,但他卻無法理解

比方說,為什麼總是有人要開墾山野,砍掉森林,

只為了多蓋幾間別墅,好讓多幾個人住在這裡?

科羅拉多落磯山好棒啊

我看過暴雨、雷電的日子

我知道,如果我沒看過老鷹飛翔,我只是個貧乏的傢伙

落磯山真雄偉啊

這是科羅拉多州的落磯山

狂風、暴雨下都很美麗

大家一起露營,真快樂

山峰是偉大的自然,相信我



Take me home, Country road

Almost heaven, West Virginia

Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River

Life is old there, older than the trees

Younger than the mountains, growin' like a breeze

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong

West Virginia, mountain mama

Take me home, country roads

All my memories gather 'round her

Miner's lady, stranger to blue water

Dark and dusty, painted on the sky

Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong

West Virginia, mountain mama

Take me home, country roads

I hear her voice in the mornin' hour, she calls me

The radio reminds me of my home far away

Drivin' down the road, I get a feelin'

That I should've been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong

West Virginia, mountain mama

Take me home, country roads

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong

West Virginia, mountain mama

Take me home, country roads

Take me home, (down) country roads

Take me home, (down) country roads





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