Can you remember John Denver’s 1974 love song to his wife? 386



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John Denver wrote and sang this country folk rock song in 1974. The song was a number one on August 3rd 1974 and was voted as the 25th best song of that year. John’s wrote this song for his second album ‘Back Home Again’ as well as for his wife at the time Annie Denver. The song was actually written in 1973 while John was going up a ski lift for 10 minutes in Aspen, Colorado.

His wife talks about John’s experience, “It was written after John and I had gone through a pretty intense time together and things were pretty good for us. He left to go skiing and he got on the Ajax chair on Aspen mountain and the song just came to him. He skied down and came home and wrote it down… Initially it was a love song and it was given to me through him, and yet for him it became a bit like a prayer”.

Do you remember singing along to these lyrics?

Come let me love you, let me give my life to you,
let me drown in your laughter, let me die in your arms,
let me lay down beside you, let me always be with you.
Come let me love you, come love me again.

Have a listen to “Annie’s Song” by John Denver. 



Tell us, what are you memories of this song? Are you a John Denver fan? 

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  1. Many years ago I met John Denver when he was touring New Zealand.
    After I lost my husband in 1979 the NZ radio did a programme on grief and chose that song as their intro. I loved it then and have loved it since, always chokes me up! Thank you for letting me hear it again.

  2. I used to be a big fan but have never felt the same after I learned he was a wife beater.

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    • I knew John very well. John never beat Annie. They did have one big fight, which John describes in his autobiography, where he did take a chainsaw to their bed.

  3. Big fan of John Denver. Want his songs played at my funeral some day!

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    • My thoughts exactly along with Carole King’s “You’ve Got A Friend” where that friend is actually God. Regards

    • I will make sure your wish is honoured Bev, not sometime soon I hope.
      I’ve been playing a record of his with this song on Harry’s record player lately

  4. Oh yes. Always had Mr.Denver on in the car when girls were young & we went on holiday drives. Knew all the words…Country road take me home.

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