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"Rocky Mountain High"

(As recorded by John Denver)
JOHN DENVER
MIKE TAYLOR

He was born in the summer of his twenty-seventh 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'd found a key for ev'ry 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 lullaby
Rocky Mountain high (in Colorado), Rocky Mountain high.

He climed Cathedral Mountains, he saw silver clouds below
He saw ev'rything as far as you can see
And they say that he went 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 ev'ry step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake.

But the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby
Rocky Mountain high (in Colorado), Rocky Mountain high.

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.

But 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 ev'rybody's high
Rocky Mountain high, Rocky Mountain high
Rocky Mountain high, Rocky Mountain high.

(c) Copyright 1972 by Cherry Lane Music Co. All rights reserved.

- SONG HITS, Summer 1974.

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