Friday, December 14, 2018

A Window Above: Annie's Song

Title: "Annie's Song"
Writer: John Denver
Original Release: June 1974
Album: Back Home Again

"Let me drown in your laughter.
Let me die in your arms."

"Annie's Song" came to John Denver while riding a ski lift in Aspen.  It was an ode to his wife at the time, Annie Martel Denver.  Apparently, the original melody matched the second movement of Tchaikovsky's fifth symphony exactly but, in the end, only contained the first five notes.  Here, once again, is the theme of humility in the face of love.

The song has been successfully translated to several languages, including a Finnish #1 hit for Ville Valo:

Czech, by Karel Gott:

Urdu, by Khalid Waheed:

For the sake of completeness, here's the Tchaikovsky:

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Enjoy: A Window Above

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  1. I am enjoying Josh Groban. He can tackle any song.

  2. Never have liked this song. The Tchaikovsky music is the best but now all I can hear is the Denver ripoff.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

    1. It is a bit precious, I'll admit. But I love the lyrics.

  3. I'm afraid I wasn't ever a John Denver fan. But I did love him in Oh, God :)