I'd have to say we all miss the guy.

John Denver's sweet voice took us up to Rocky Mountain High, east to the country roads of Virginia, and out across the ocean on Jacques Cousteau's Calypso.

When it came to singing about Wyoming, Denver chose a slow haunting sound and he felt portrayed the vast low prairies and tall Tetons.

The song gives the image of camping under the stars, sleeping by the campfire, and leaving behind the noise of the city.

You can hear John Denver sing it below. Here are the words.

Lyrics
Well, I'm weary and tired, I've done my day's riding
Nighttime is rolling my way
The sky's all on fire and the light's slowly fading
Peaceful and still ends the day

Ben Emrick via Unsplash
Ben Emrick via Unsplash
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Out on the trail night birds are calling
Singing their wild melody
Down in the canyon cottonwood whispers
A Song of Wyoming for me

Photos By Glenn Woods
Photos By Glenn Woods
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Well, I've wandered around the town and the city
Tried to figure the how and the why
Well, I've stopped all my scheming
I'm just drifting and dreaming

Photo By Tim Mandese
Photo By Tim Mandese
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Watching the river roll by
Here comes that big old prairie moon rising
Shining down bright as can be
Up on the hill there's a coyote singing
A Song of Wyoming for me

Photo By Tim Mandese
Photo By Tim Mandese
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Now it's whiskey and tobacco and bitter black coffee
A lonesome old dogie am I
But waking up on the range
Lord I feel like an angel

Cora Leach via Unsplash
Cora Leach via Unsplash
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Free like I almost could fly
Drift like a cloud out over the badlands
Sing like a bird in the tree
The wind in the sage sounds like heaven singing

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A Song of Wyoming for me
A Song of Wyoming for me

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