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.



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

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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

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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

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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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