Shuck and Jive

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yellowstone: Coming Home

It is hard for me to think about Montana songs and not think of John Denver. The obvious is Wild Montana Skies with Emmylou Harris. Click the pic to hear it on Rhapsody.

I couldn't find a good Youtube of that and in the search I came across the last song he had written.
He was a recording a series for Nature, John Denver: Let This Be a Voice just a few months before he was killed in a plane crash in 1998.

I grew up with John Denver songs. When I think of the west, the mountains, our interconnectedness with Earth and all of its life, spirituality, and music, I think of John Denver. The last song he had written before his death is called Yellowstone, Coming Home.

You can hear the whole song here.

Yellowstone, Coming Home
Oh-ooo oh-ooo oh-ooo oh-ooo

Oh, the Yellowstone, Oh the buffalo free
Oh, my brother the wolf, my lover the moon
Oh, the little one, oh, the joy that I feel
Oh, the love in my heart, a wilderness song

Oh-ooo 0h-ooo oh-ooo oh-ooo

Oh, the waterfall, Oh the river that runs
Oh, my brother the wind, my sister the sea
Oh, the ocean shore, oh the castles of stone
Oh, the mountain top calling to me

Oh-ooo oh-ooo, oh-ooo oh-ooo

Returning, forever returning, coming home
Belonging, forever belonging, never alone

Oh, the mystery, Oh the dreaming of dreams
Oh, my brother my own, my sister my own
Oh, the tenderness, Oh, the longing for love
Oh, the beautiful way, the sweet coming home

Oh-ooo oh-ooo, oh-ooo oh-ooo
Oh-ooo oh-ooo, oh-ooo oh-ooo
Oh-ooo oh-ooo oh-ooo
Oh-ooo oh-ooo, oh-ooo oh-ooo

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