John DenverAmerican Child

This song appears on four albums, and was first released on the Autograph album, and has also been released on the Earth Songs, The Very Best of John Denver (Single CD) and The John Denver Collection - Calypso albums. Goin’ up to Alaska Up to the land of the midnight sun Where the whale and the polar bear run O’er the icy blue sea Goin’ up to Alaska Up to the north and the pioneer life Where courage and strength still survive And a man can be free American Child, does the call of the wild Ever sing through the mist of your dreams Does it fly with the wind when you waken again When it’s gone do you know what it means Can you picture the time when a man had to find His own way through the cold To come back again to all that you’ve been Can’t you see that it’s time to come home To the flowers and seas and the rivers and the trees And the earth who’s the mother of all A promise once made - will it shine, will it fade Will we rise with the vision or fall Goin’ up to Alaska Up to the land of the midnight sun Where the whale and the polar bear run O’er the icy blue sea Goin’ up to Alaska Up to the north and the pioneer life Where courage and strength still survive And a man can be free Men can be free Goin’ up to Alaska Goin’ up to Alaska Goin’ up to Alaska Words and music by John Denver and Joe Henry
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