This song appears on nine albums, and was first released on the Aerie Album, then The Country Roads Collection and The Rocky Mountain Collection Albums, and has also been rerecorded on the Greatest Hits Vol 1, John Denver (Italian), Take Me Home, Country Roads and other Hits, Country Classics and Voice of America Albums. A live version also appears on the Live In London Album.
It’s a long way from LA to Denver It’s a long time to hang in the sky It’s a long way home to Starwood in Aspen A sweet Rocky Mountain paradise Oh, my sweet Rocky Mountain paradise
Springtime is rollin’ ‘round slowly Grey skies are bringin’ me down I can’t remember when I’ve ever been so lonely I forgot what it’s like to be home Can’t remember what it’s like to be home
But I think on my lady’s sweet memories I think on my children’s sweet smiles I think on my home in Starwood in Aspen All my friends and the snow covered hills Oh, my friends are the snow covered hills
And I tell you I’m happy to be here To share and consider this time For I see here the shadows of changes And a feeling of new friends to find And I see here some new friends to find
But it’s a long way from this place to Denver It’s a long time to hang in the sky It’s a long way home to Starwood in Aspen A sweet Rocky Mountain paradise Oh, my sweet Rocky Mountain paradise