“Country roads, take me home to the place I belong.
West Virginia, mountain momma, take me home, country roads.”
John Denver, lyrics by Bill Danoff, John Denver and Taffy Nivert.
Whether it is the rolling hills of Western New York, the wide farmlands of Ohio and Pennsylvania or the hilly scrabble of West Virginia, one cannot hear the phrase “country roads” without thinking of John Denver’s haunting and memorable hit – Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The catchy tune and and poignant lyrics was a huge hit in 1971 and was ultimately played at the funeral of West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd.
For me the song just takes me back to solitary drives along the country roads of my beloved western New York farmlands, sometimes stopping to walk up a creek to a small waterfall or step into a field full of wildflowers, hopefully camera…
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