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John Denver

Had an uncle named Matthew
He was his father's only boy
Born just South of Cobly, Kansas
He was his mother's pride and joy

[Chorus:]
Yes, and joy was just the thing that he was raised on
Love is just the way to live and die
Gold is just a windy Kansas wheat-field
And blue is just a Kansas summer sky

And all the stories that he told me
Back when I was just a lad
All the memories that he gave me
All the good times that he had

Growin' up a Kansas farmboy
Life was mostly havin' fun
Ridin' on his Daddy's shoulders
Behind a view beneath the sun

[Chorus]

Well, I guess there were some hard times
And I'm told some years were lean
They had a storm in forty-seven
A twister came and stripped them clean

He lost the farm and lost his family
He lost the wheat and lost his home
But he found a family Bible
Faith as solid as a stone

[Chorus]

So he came to live at our house
And he came to work the land
He came to ease my Daddy's burden
And he came to be my friend

So, I wrote this down for Matthew
And it's for him the song is sung
Ridin' on his Daddy's shoulders
Behind a mule beneath the sun

[Chorus x 2]

Written by DENVER, JOHN / DENVER, JOHN
Published by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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