John Denver – Wild Montana Skies chords

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C GHe was born in the Bitteroot Valley in the early morning rain
DWild geese over the water, heading north and home again
G C GBringin' a warm wind from the south, bringin' the first taste of the spring
D G His mother took him to her breast and softly she did sing:
C D G CHORUS: Oh, Montana, give this child a home
C D G Give him the love of a good family and a woman of his own
C D G C Give him a fire in his heart, give him a light in his eyes
G D G Give him the wild wind for a brother and the wild Montana skies
C GHis mother died that summer and he never learned to cry
DHe never knew his father and he never did ask why
G C GHe never knew the answers that would make an easy way
D GBut he learned to know the wilderness and to be a man that way
C GHis mother's brother took him in to his family and his home
DGave him a hand that he could lean on and a strength to call his own
G C G And he learned to be a farmer and he learned to love the land
D GAnd he learned to read the seasons and he learned to make a stand
G C GOn the eve of his 21st birthday, he set out on his own
DHe was 30 years and runnin' when he found his way back home
G C GRidin' a storm across the mountains and an achin' in his heart
D GSaid he came to turn the pages and to make a brand new start
C GNow he never told the story of the time that he was gone
DSome say he was a lawyer, some say he was a john
G C GThere was something in the city that he said he couldn't breathe
D GThere was something in the country that he said he couldn't leave
G C GNow some say he was crazy and some are glad he's gone
DBut some of us will miss him and we'll try to carry on
G C GGiving a voice to the forest, giving a voice to the dawn
D GGiving a voice to the wilderness and the land that he lived on
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