Take Me Home Country Roads

West Virginia State Song

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John Denver Greatest Hits album cover

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Take Me Home Country Roads

by John Denver, Taffy Nivert, and Bill Canoff

In 2014 West Virginia adopted "Take Me Home Country Roads" by John Denver, Taffy Nivert, and Bill Canoff as an official state song.

Lyrics

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 momma, 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 momma, take me home, country roads.

I hear her voice in the morning hour she calls me,
The radio reminds me of my home far away.
And 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 momma, take me home, country roads.
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong.
West Virginia, mountain momma, take me home, country roads.

West Virginia

Videos

John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads