Talk:Take Me Home, Country Roads
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Whisper of the Heart
I don't have anything to cite for this, but my impression was that the was refering to west Virginia, not West Virginia. As this entry mentions, that is where the Shenadoah river and the Blue Ridge Mountains are. PerlKnitter (talk) 17:31, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Traveling US 340 from Maryland, you pass through West Virginia right where you cross the Shenandoah River. The Blue Ridge Mountains rise steeply on your left and the trees drape the road as you travel. No matter what the season it is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. Whether it's winter and the snow blankets the area or spring with the lilacs in bloom, I never fail to be choked up as we cross the river. Bayoufever (talk) 21:54, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Isn't there a techno cover of this song too... I don't know the artist, but it is pretty popular at high school parties in Norway. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:40, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
I've always thought of "Rocky Mountain High" as Denver's signature song. Does anyone have a reference more authoritative than one person's opinion on a trading site? Heck, I'd even consider this poll a better reference, as it's at least more than one person. Darguz Parsilvan (talk) 11:33, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
The "Country Road" mentioned
The song is actually (as I recall) about Route 118, not 117. 118 is a long road that wound through the rural (back then, anyway) parts of Maryland. 117 is a short road that, in effect, leads nowhere. It runs from Route 28 NW of Poolesville, to 355 in Gaithersburg. As to the song referring to west Virginia instead of West Virginia, Virginia is no "stranger to blue water" (a reference to the ocean) nor a "miner's lady," at least not to the degree that West Virginia is known for it's mining industry. The references to the Blue Ridge mountains and the Shenandoah River can be attributed to poetic license, as there were several rewrites from the rough version Bill & Taffy presented to John Denver. The Shenandoah does have a confluence with the Potomac River at Harper's Ferry, a place that can be reached by starting out on Route 118. Hope this helps clear up any confusion, and feel free to correct any misinformation I've presented. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:08, 1 March 2011 (UTC)Thor
Bill Danoff's website says it was indeed Clopper Road: "'Take Me Home, Country Roads' was inspired by a drive to a family reunion in Gaithersburg along Clopper Road -- which back then was still a country road." (URL added as a reference to the main page). Michael D. Sullivan (talk) 22:10, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
There's a (70's I think/70s style country) cover by Freddy Quinn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyoNOl24KHs & http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1405568 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:45, 30 January 2013 (UTC)