Thursday, November 26, 2015

ATF: Backroads

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Country Roads
John Denver
Almost heaven
West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains
Shenandoah River
Life is old there
Older than the trees
Younger than the mountains
Blowing 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 morning hour as she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
Driving down the road I get a feeling
That I should have 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



Country Road
James Taylor
Take to the highway won't you lend me your name
Your way and my way seem to be one and the same
Mama don't understand it
She wants to know where I've been
I'd have to be some kind of natural born fool
To want to pass that way again

But you know I could feel it
On a country road

Sail on home to Jesus won't you good girls and boys
I'm all in pieces you can have your own choice
But I can hear a heavenly band full of angels
And they're coming to set me free
I don't know nothing 'bout the why or when
But I can tell that it's bound to be

Because I could feel it child
Yeah
On a country road

I guess my feet know where they want me to go
Walking on a country road
Yeah

Take to the highway won't you lend me your name
Your way and my way seem to be one and the same child
Mama don't understand it
She wants to know where I've been
I'd have to be some kind of natural born fool
To want to pass that way again

But I could feel it Lord
On a country road

Walk on down
Walk on down
Walk on down
Walk on down
Walk on down a country road

Country road

Whoa
Yeah
Walking on a country road

Country road
Country road

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12 comments:

  1. I don't need the video to sing the John Denver song. I know that one well.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! Me, too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Martin!!! Sure is a sharp contrast to last Monday's edition--huh?

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  3. I'm with Ann. John Denver was part of our lives as we raised our kids.

    Ah, Sweet Baby James.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Susan!!! You did good, then.

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  4. I'm a big fan of both these artists, and I was devastated when John Denver died. I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Stephen!!! We did have a good Thanksgiving. Thank you for the wish, and I hope you-all had a good one, too.

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  5. Now you're talking, strumming! I saw John Denver live in concert back in the 90s, about 18 months before his tragic death...he was absolutely amazing! Just wonderful...and my late brother and I got to meet and talk with him, too. It was a memorable night all round!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lee!!! That does indeed sound like an amazing experience--especially with your brother.

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  6. James Taylor much better than Denver.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Overall, Taylor certainly had a much more successful body of work

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