This song appears on six albums, and was first released on the Higher Ground Album, and has also been released on the A Portrait and The John Denver Collection - Take Me Home, Country Roads Albums. It was rerecorded on the Love Again and A Celebration of Life Albums. A live version also appears on The Wildlife Concert Album.
I often have wandered in deep contemplation It seems that the mind runs wild when you’re all alone The way that it could be The way that it should be Thing’s I’d do differently if I could do them again
I’ve always loved spring time, the passing of winter The green of the new leaves and life goin’ on The promise of morning The long days of summer Warm nights of loving her beneath the bright stars
I’m just an old cowboy from high Colorado Too old to ride anymore, too blind to see I sleep in the city now Away from the mountains Away from the cabin we always called home
I dream I left there On an old Palomino Whispering Jesse rode right by my side I long to hold her To hear her soft breathing The touch of her cool hands on my fevered brow
Whispering Jesse still rides in the mountains Still sings in the canyons Still lives in my heart