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Fun Music Information -> John Denver

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Mary Travers - John Denver

Quotes:

Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger.

Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Jokes:

What school did John Denver graduate from? Rocky Mountain High!
Submitted by: S. Tim Wood
"Dad can I take the Cessna out for a spin?" "A swim? Okay just let me program the GPS for you,"
Submitted by: The JQK3R
There are additional music jokes available.

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.. Submitted by: Balana Lioness

Also known as: Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.. Submitted by: Cara Miles

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Annie's Song"The "Annie" in the title is nowhere to be found in the lyrics. Instead, most people probably remember: "You fill up my senses, come fill me again." - Bob Borst

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"The Eagle And The Hulk""The Eagle And The Hawk"Toni Minot
"Thank God I'm a City Boy""Thank God I'm a Country Boy"Sutch

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Singing Skies And Dancing Waters,"Skies don't sing; water doesn't dance.Yvette Bristle
"Some Days Are Diamonds, Some Days Are Stones,"Days are periods of time, not rocks or minerals.Kirsten Abercrombie
"Thirsty Boots,"Footwear are incapable of thirst.Yvette Bristle
"Seasons Of The Heart,"Hearts don't have seasons.Yvette Bristle
"Dancing With The Mountains,"Mountains can't dance.Yvette Bristle

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where Did You Sleep Last Night?," Nirvana"Grandma's Feather Bed," John Denver
"I'm Dying," Vast"I Want To Live," John Denver
"Walking On Broken Glass," Annie Lennox"Annie's Song," John Denver
"High Time," Styx"Rocky Mountain High," John Denver
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Fiends With You" originally "Friends With You"
Yvette Bristle
"Grandma's Father Bed" originally "Grandma's Feather Bed"
There are grandfather clocks; why not father beds?
Victoria Abbot
"Baby, You Look God To Me Tonight" originally "Baby, You Look Good To Me Tonight"
Candy Welty
"Bay, You Look Good To Me Tonight" originally "Baby, You Look Good To Me Tonight"
Candy Welty
"Sprig" originally "Spring"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Yellow Coat" originally "Yellow Cat"
Is it a raincoat?
Jake Eastbrook
"Yellow Scat" originally "Yellow Cat"
Peter
"Yellow Cart" originally "Yellow Cat"
Yvette Bristle
"Grandma's Feather Bead" originally "Grandma's Feather Bed"
Sophia Borden
"Grandma's Feather Bend" originally "Grandma's Feather Bed"
So grandma bent a feather?
Sophia Borden

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Yellow Fat" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith
"Yellow Cay" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith
"Yellow Cal" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith
"Yellow Pat" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith
"Yellow Oat" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Apr 14
a parody of "Annie's Song" by John Denver
Merry and Pippin display their discriminating taste for the finer rocks in life...
www.soundclick.com: (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Annie's Song""Every Martial Arts B-Movie Ever"Rex Ungericht
"Annie's Song""Coffee Song"Rex Ungericht
"Annie's Song""Fannie's Song"Alan Steinle
"Leaving on a Jet Plane""Leaving on Airplane Mode"Lucy Lement
"Home on the Range""Home of Doctor Strange"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Annie's Song""You Filet My Senses"Merry & Pippin
"Leaving on a Jet Plane""Jumping Off a Prop Plane"Susanna Viljanen
"Take Me Home Country Roads""Take in No! ’mes Coming Home"John A. Barry
"Take Me Home Country Roads""Fakes, We Groan; Trump the Toad"John A. Barry
"Home on the Range""Home at the Range"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Rocky Mountain HighColorado Board of TourismTarzan
Dreamland ExpressLunesta or any other sleep medicationEdward
Leaving On A Jet PlaneJet Bluejustme
I Want To LiveGun Prevention PSA (the Not One More campaign)WhizkidF
I Want To LiveEarthShare PSAWhizkidF
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Two ShotsDick Cheney's OfficeGlenn
Rocky Mountain HighAddiction Clinic In ColoradoMartha Irvin
Saturday Night In Toledo, OhioToledo, Ohio, Chamber Of Commercecrazydon
Rocky Mountain HighFlorida Tourist BureauNatalie Stonecipher

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Bottle Of Sunshine
   Milkshake
Sunshine On My Shoulders
   John Denver
Bottle Of Sunshine On My Shoulders
I dare you to knock it off.
Little Old Lady Hoo
Blue Rose Is
   Pam Tillis
Leaving On A Jet Plane
   John Denver
Blue Rose Is Leaving On A Jet Plane
Edward
Dreamboat Annie
   Heart
Annie's Song
   John Denver
Dreamboat Annie's Song
Joanna Whitmire
To The Moon And Back
   Savage Garden
Back Home Again
   John Denver
To The Moon And Back Home Again
Edward
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Olivia Newton-John Denver
John Denver combined with Olivia Newton-John
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell
Elton John Denver
John Denver combined with Elton John
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell

Misheard Lyrics:

"Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I got me a fife and I got me a fiddle
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the girdle
Original Lyrics:
Well I got me a fine wife I got me old fiddle
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Misheard Lyrics:
West Virginia, Mountain Highlife
Original Lyrics:
West Virginia, Mountain Mama
"Rocky Mountain High"
Misheard Lyrics:
More people, more stars upon the land
Original Lyrics:
More people, more scars upon the land
"Back Home Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ten days on the road are Prarie Dawn
Original Lyrics:
Ten days on the road are barely gone
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Annie's Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
You fill up my sad sacks
Original Lyrics:
You fill up my senses

Story about this misheard lyric by: Codi Preston D.

As a child, I always thought John Denver was singing "You fill up my sad sacks" when he sang Annie's Song. I was probably about 25 years old when I was singing it one day and my mom laughed so hard because she told me it was "You fill up my senses". I'm not sure why I thought it was "You fill up my sad sacks", but then I was prone to mishear lyrics. Off the topic a little, but I always thought Sassette (the Smurfling) on the Smurfs was named "Sass-sad" until I was an adult. Oh well. - Codi Preston D.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Thank God I'm A Country Boy"
Better Lyrics:
thank God i'm a vegan boy
Original Lyrics:
thank God i'm a country boy
Submitted by: vegan minstrel
"Annie's Song"
Better Lyrics:
You fill out my census
Like a knight and a florist
Like the Mounties and Springstein
Like Walken - deranged
Like a stoned little desk clerk
Like a sleepy Billy Ocean
You fill out my census
Come give me a pen.
Original Lyrics:
You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up me senses
Come fill me again.
Submitted by: Boy Howdy
"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Better Lyrics:
Hop away, country toad
To someplace 'way from the road
Give me my wish
Please don't get squished
Hop away, country toad
Hop away, now country toad
Original Lyrics:
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia Mountain mama
Take me home, country roads
Take me home, down country roads
Submitted by: Lenna Schultz

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Back Home Again"
The Funny Lyrics:
There's a fire softly burning, supper on the stove.
Why They're Funny:
This line has always made me laugh. from the overall mood of the song, one surely would suppose that the comma that I've placed in the middle of the line belongs there. but you can't actually hear commas or other punctuation in singing. nor does checking a lyrics site help much in trying to determine intended punctuation. even when various lyrics sites agree as to the words of a song, the punctuation that they indicate varies all over the place, and not a few lyrics sites omit punctuation altogether. but the overall sense of the song tells us that the comma surely must belong. but on hearing this line alone, it is equally possible to hear it without the comma, giving the line quite a different meaning and sense altogether!
Submitted by: Lucille Ball Sized Hail
"Grandma's Feather Bed"
The Funny Lyrics:
It'd hold eight kids and four hound dogs and the piggy we stole from the shed
Never got much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed
Why They're Funny:
Why is he singing about a bed?
Submitted by: Sunshine

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Life is so Good"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Life is so Good Life is so Good
These Days My Life is so Good
My Life is so Good These Days
Why They're Repetitive:
It's a cute little song, but in 2 minutes, he only uses 7 words, in one of these four combinations. It can get a little more than annoying.
Submitted by: Balana Lioness
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Annie's Song"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Let me drown in your laughter
Why They're Nonsensical:
Laughter can't drown anyone.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Good Morning Starshine"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Nibby nub nooby, glibby glub glooby, la la la, lo, lo
Why They're Nonsensical:
Need I say more?
Submitted by: Jujubee
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"The Cowboy And The Lady"
The Lyrics:
And somewhere in between her Harvey's Bristol Cream
Product Brand Name:
Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry
Submitted by: Country
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
The Song Lyrics:
I'd play 'Sally Gooden' all day
if I could
But the Lord and the wife wouldn't take it
very good
Song They Mention:
'Sally Gooden' is a well-known North American folk song
Submitted by: Paul
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life"
Opening Lines:
Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I wake as a child to see the world begin.
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Sunshine on my Shoulders"
Opening Lines:
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.
Comments:
Submitted by: Cheeseburger in Parodies

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Good Morning Starshine"
The Made Up Words:
Nibby nub nooby, glibby glub glooby, la la la lo lo
Comments:
Submitted by: Jojojo
 

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Annie's Song"
The Lyrics:
Let me drown in your laughter,
Let me die in your arms.
Why:
What an unexpected place to fine scary lyrics, in this romantic ballad know for being written to John Denver's wife at the time, and sweet to the point of being often perceived as cloying. But these particular lines employ death metaphors that might not bother one who appreciates them. The first might be less prone to be taken literally by anyone, since drowning in laughter is literally impossible. But since dying in someone's arms is literally possible, I bet that line has spooked some, especially children not yet developed in their language skills to the point of clearly recognizing and understanding metaphors.
Submitted by: Adrienne Ramseur
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Sea Sons Of The Heart" originally "Seasons Of The Heart"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"I'd Rather Be A Cow, Boy!" originally "I'd Rather Be A Cowboy"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Sun, Shine On My Shoulders!" originally "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Thank God I'm A Country Boy"
The Lyrics:
But the Lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good
Why:
"Good" is an adjective; the adverb "well" is required here.
Submitted by: RJSchex
 

Song Title Anagrams:

"Yell At Cow" originally "Yellow Cat"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Callow Yet" originally "Yellow Cat"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Lacy Towel" originally "Yellow Cat"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Coy Wallet" originally "Yellow Cat"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"We Lay Colt" originally "Yellow Cat"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Shanghai Breezes"
The Lyrics:
And the Moon and the stars are the same ones you see it's the same old sun up in the sky And your voice in my ear is like heaven to me like the breezes here in old Shanghai
Why:
"Shanghai Breezes" was a later Top 40 hit for John Denver (in 1982). Besides the city of Shanghai (in China) that is in the chorus as I have posted above and also in the title of the tune, there is also again a mention of the Earth's only natural satellite, the Moon and the sun.
Submitted by: Peter
"I'm Sorry"
The Lyrics:
I'm Sorry for the way things are in China.
Why:
The Communist country of China. During that time, China was in turmoil and many Chinese were being tortured. This wouldn't be the case now because China is starting to become an Industrious Nation.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Rocky Mountain High"
Many radio stations throughout the U.S. banned John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" back in 1972, because of the thought that the "high" Denver was referring to was from the influence of drugs.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Acrostics:

TOY: "Thought Of You"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
HOT: "Hold On Tightly"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
LIE: "Love Is Everywhere"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
TOG: "This Old Guitar"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
SOW: "Song Of Wyoming"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Acrostics available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Callow Yet" originally "Yellow Cat"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Shun Sine On My Shoulders" originally "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
Are other trigonometric functions allowed there?
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Hockey Mountain Rye" originally "Rocky Mountain High"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Rake Me Home, Country Toads" originally "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Rocky Mountain High"
The Lyrics:
Talk to God and listen to the casual reply.
Why:
Talk too odd and glisten to the casual reply.
Submitted by: Linda Radnil
There are additional Lyrics Spoonerisms available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Don 'Venger originally "John Denver"
Submitted by: Rocky Mountain Hy
Von Gender originally "John Denver"
Submitted by: Candace Mercer

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"The expression "far out""
"Far out!" was Denver's signature exclamation in the 70's.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

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