Country Road


“Take me home, country road…”

When I drive down the country roads near my home, this popular song by John Denver often pops into my head. I sometimes exchange “Massachusetts” for “West Virginia” because it seems to perfectly describe my rural area. I visited Wikipedia and was surprised to learn that the composer may have been describing our area after all!

Take Me Home, Country Roads” is a song written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver, and initially recorded by John Denver.

Danoff (from Springfield, MA) has stated he had never been in West Virginia before co-writing the song.[citation needed] He had even briefly considered using “Massachusetts” rather than “West Virginia”, as both four-syllable state names would have fit the song’s meter.

I guess it is true that you learn something new every day. “Almost heaven, Massachusetts…”  It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Hope you’re having a wonderful day, wherever you are!


About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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18 Responses to Country Road

  1. The image just draws you to the post. Beautiful…

  2. I love roads that are surrounded by trees. It’s like a cloak of nature. Beautiful picture.

  3. mk says:

    This is such a welcoming scene, as if the trees are waiting to embrace the traveler. It’d be delightful to see this same vista in all four seasons. Imagine that … four seasons!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I’ll have to try the four season shots. It is just up our road a piece, so it wouldn’t be hard to do. It is a stretch that I’m particularly fond of, particularly with the evening light streaming through. I like your thought of ‘the trees waiting to embrace the traveler’ – nice!

  4. dianaed2013 says:

    A wonderful invitation to drive down the road

  5. And remember the Bee Gees had their “Massachusetts” song too. Hmmmm, I feel sure this is going to replay in my mind the next time I hear this song.

  6. Debra says:

    no you didn’t. Now I have that ear worm stuck in my head hahaha

  7. I wish I were there… 🙂

  8. dorannrule says:

    Ha! I never knew that either! Now I need to visit your MA country roads. Beautiful shot by the way. 🙂

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