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This song appears on seventeen albums, and was first released on the Windsong Album, and has also been released on Favourites, Greatest Hits Vol 2, Voice of America, John Denver (Italian), The Very Best of John Denver (Double CD), The Rocky Mountain Collection, The Country Roads Collection, Reflections and Country Classics Albums. Live versions appears on the Live In London, The Wildlife Concert and The Best of John Denver Live Albums. An updated studio version has been released on the Earth Songs, The Very Best of John Denver (Single CD), The John Denver Collection - Calypso and A Portrait Albums.


To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean
To ride on the crest of a wild raging storm
To work in the service of life and the living
In search of the answers to questions unknown
To be part of the movement and part of the growing
Part of beginning to understand

Aye, Calypso, the places you’ve been to
The things that you’ve shown us
The stories you tell
Aye, Calypso, I sing to your spirit
The men who have served you
So long and so well

Like the dolphin who guides you
You bring us beside you
To light up the darkness and show us the way
For though we are strangers in your silent world
To live on the land we must learn from the sea
To be true as the tide
And free as the wind-swell
Joyful and loving in letting it be

Aye, Calypso, the places you’ve been to
The things that you’ve shown us
The stories you tell
Aye, Calypso, I sing to your spirit
The men who have served you
So long and so well

Aye, Calypso, the places you’ve been to
The things that you’ve shown us
The stories you tell
Aye, Calypso, I sing to your spirit
The men who have served you
So long and so well

Words and music by John Denver



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    dunnoNov 10, 2008 at 4:52 pm
    Love of God first, and all that He has created. And then, learning how to connect with the Sea and the Land, and live in peaceful harmony. This song is a tribute to a man who learned how to do this and I think John wanted to make it known that he supports all efforts toward peace and harmony.

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