Rocky Mountain High


by John Denver
Capo 2nd Fret
Tune low E down to D

He was born In the summer of his twenty-seventh year
Comin' home to a place he'd never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every door

D - - - /    / Em7 - - - / C - A - / D - - - /    / Em7 - - - / G - A - /  x8  /

When he first came to the mountains his life was far away 
On the road and hanging on by a song
But the string's already broken and he doesn't really care
It keeps changin' fast, it don't last for long

C1:	The Colorado Rocky mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby
Rocky mountain high, Colorado, Rocky mountain high, Colorado

G - - - / A - - - / D - - - /    /  x4  / G - - - / A - - - / D - Em7 Dmaj7 / G - - - /
G - - - /    / D - - - /    / Em7 - - - / G - A - / D - - - /    / Em7 - - - / G - A - //

He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silvery clouds below
He saw everything as far as you can see
And they say he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun
And he lost a friend but kept the memory

Now he walks in quiet solitude
The forests and streams seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

C2:	And the Colorado Rocky mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
Talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky mountain high, Colorado, Rocky mountain high, Colorado

Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear 
Of a simple thing  he can not comprehend
Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more 
More people, more scars upon the land

C3:	But the Colorado Rocky mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
I know He'd be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly
Rocky mountain high -

c4:	It's a Colorado Rocky mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
Friends around the camp fire and everybody's high
Rocky mountain high, Colorado, Rocky mountain high, Colorado


 1972 Cherry Lane Music::  on his "Rocky Mountain High"

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