"Take Me Home, Country Roads" was originally released as a single in April of 1971, peaking at number 2 on Billboard's US Hot 100 singles! Denver wrote this song with his friends Bill and Taffy Danoff, who were married at the time (Taffy later became Taffy Nivert). Denver was in Washington, DC to perform with the Danoffs, and after the show they went back to the couple's home where they played him what they had of this song (John almost didn't make it.) He got in a car accident on the way over and was taken to a hospital for a thumb injury. PLAY THIS FUN GAME PLAY GAME Denver helped them complete the song, and the next night they sang it together on stage. Denver knew he had a hit song on his hands, and brought the Danoffs to New York where they recorded the song together - you can hear Bill and Taffy on background vocals. Almost heaven, West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains Shenandoah River, Life is old there Older than the trees Younger than the mountains Blowin' like the breeze Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain momma Take me home, country roads All my memories gathered 'round her Miner's lady, stranger to blue water Dark and dusty, painted on the sky Misty taste of moonshine Teardrops in my eye Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain momma Take me home, country roads I hear her voice In the mornin' hour she calls me The radio reminds me of my home far away And drivin' down the road I get a feelin' That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain momma Take me home, country roads Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain momma Take me home, country roads Takeme home, now country roads Take me home, now country roads (source songfacts.com) Writer\/s: BILL DANOFF, JOHN DENVER, TAFFY DANOFF, TAFFY NIVERT, TAFFY NIVERT DANOFF, WILLIAM THOMAS DANOFF Publisher: Sony\/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir One Music Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind **Special Note: The Country Roads in this song are in West Virginia, but Denver had never even been to West Virginia. Bill and Taffy Danoff started writing the song while driving to Maryland - they'd never been to West Virginia either! Danoff got his inspiration from postcards sent to him by a friend who DID live there, and from listening to the powerful AM station WWVA out of Wheeling, West Virginia, which he picked up in Massachusetts when he was growing up. ALSO RELATED: You\u2019ll Love This John Denver Tune BUT Be Warned, You Won\u2019t Be Able To Find It On CD\u2019s! John Denver: Annie\u2019s Song John Denver: \u201cBack Home Again\u201d John Denver: "Sweet Surrender"