This song appears on two albums, and was first released on the Autograph album, and has also been released on The Country Roads Collection album.
I came here from the city A thousand miles away I came just for a little while You know I never meant to stay I meant to take my pleasure Have a good time and be gone But I fell in love with a lady Now I sing a mountain song
I listened to the music Of the night wind in the pines I saw the quiet slendour Of a field of columbine I skied on crystal pathways To a mountain peak so tall And I walked the mighty summits With the one who made it all
And I fell in love with a lady ’Cause I’ve seen her at her best And I’ve walked her wild and rugged paths Through her open wilderness And now I never can betray her Steal her riches and be gone ’Cause when you love a mountain lady You’re gonna sing a mountain song
Now people come from everywhere To see what they can find And some take lots of pictures And some just take their time But they’re some who take her beauty That can’t be bought or sold And they think of only money While destroying wealth untold
But you fall in love with a lady When you’ve slept upon her breast And I’ve walked her wild and rugged paths To her open wilderness And you never can betray her Steal her riches and be gone ’Cause when you love a mountain lady You’re gonna sing a mountain song