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This song appears on four albums, and was first released on the Higher Ground Album, and has also been released on the A Portrait, The Gift You Are and The John Denver Collection - Annie’s Song Albums.

A country girl in Paris, moonlight on the Seine
Memories of Tennessee, Nashville in the rain
It’s such a contradiction, a heart that’s filled with pain
A country girl in Paris, dreamin’ Nashville in the rain

She walks along the boulevard, Champs Alysee
Thinks about a country boy three thousand miles away
Pride is such a hard thing, it’s such a price to pay
To be all alone in Paris with true love so far away

Up upon Mont Martre when she stops to rest awhile
All the artists look at her and they long to paint her smile
For even in her sorrow there’s something in her eyes
That makes the young men jealous, makes the old men sigh

They say the loss of innocence is always linked to pain
For once the heart is opened nothing ever is the same
And so the evening lends itself to lovers and romance
The way to heal a broken heart is to give true love
One more chance

A country girl in Paris, moonlight on the Seine
Memories of Tennessee, Nashville in the rain
It’s such a contradiction, a heart that’s filled with pain
A country girl in Paris, dreamin’ Nashville in the rain
A country girl in Paris, longing for Nashville in the rain

Words and music by John Denver



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