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(Charleston Gazette)   Dreama Denver, wife of the late Bob Denver, wants to make "Country Roads" by John Denver (no relation) the state song of West Virginia   (wvgazette.com) divider line 14
    More: Strange, Bob Denver, Southern West Virginia, Country Roads, country song, Senator Byrd  
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2012-11-25 08:49:15 AM  
3 votes:
"Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River..."

The only two specific places mentioned in the song, and they're more in VA than in WV - barely within the eastern panhandle. Remember, there's more to WV than mountains, but of course those parts aren't worth singing about, so whatever.
2012-11-25 10:57:55 AM  
2 votes:

Dear Jerk: I would expect Gilligan to have a super cute wife. Hang around Mary Ann that long you'll need it.


A total GILF

www.relatemag.com
2012-11-25 01:17:36 PM  
1 votes:

jaytkay: B.L.Z. Bub: JosephFinn: HotIgneous Intruder: OtherLittleGuy: HotIgneous Intruder: The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River are in Virginia, not West Virginia.
John Denver liked his Rocky Mountain high, but he wasn't a genius when it came to geography.

What do you expect? He came from the East Side of Chicago.

I thought it was the south side of Chicago?
Actually, he was a military brat born in Roswell, NM, where his dad was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. He moved all around in his childhood and chose the name Denver because Colorado was his favorite state.

The joke is that there is no East Side of Chicago. (Just like there is no South Detroit.)

Bullshiat. Their boundaries are defined by two-dimensional planes, ergo they must have a north, west, east and south side.

Come to Chicago and as for directions to the East side.

Go to Detroit and ask for directions to the South side.

Bring a swimsuit and snorkel.


The fact that a lake is adjacent to a city does not mean that that side of the city ceases to exist. Here's a crude map to illustrate, with the sides helpfully labelled for you.

f.cl.ly

Look at that! There's a lake on the east side, yet the east side still exists!
2012-11-25 12:34:17 PM  
1 votes:
I like dreama, cause dreama can make you mine.
www.top40db.net

Everyone knows he was really saying dweamin'

I like holding you close and touching your skin
Even if it's in my mind.
2012-11-25 12:28:58 PM  
1 votes:

JosephFinn: HotIgneous Intruder: OtherLittleGuy: HotIgneous Intruder: The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River are in Virginia, not West Virginia.
John Denver liked his Rocky Mountain high, but he wasn't a genius when it came to geography.

What do you expect? He came from the East Side of Chicago.

I thought it was the south side of Chicago?
Actually, he was a military brat born in Roswell, NM, where his dad was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. He moved all around in his childhood and chose the name Denver because Colorado was his favorite state.

The joke is that there is no East Side of Chicago. (Just like there is no South Detroit.)


Gotcha.

/Lives in East Virginia Beach, born in West L.A.
2012-11-25 11:39:26 AM  
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: OtherLittleGuy: HotIgneous Intruder: The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River are in Virginia, not West Virginia.
John Denver liked his Rocky Mountain high, but he wasn't a genius when it came to geography.

What do you expect? He came from the East Side of Chicago.

I thought it was the south side of Chicago?
Actually, he was a military brat born in Roswell, NM, where his dad was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. He moved all around in his childhood and chose the name Denver because Colorado was his favorite state.


The joke is that there is no East Side of Chicago. (Just like there is no South Detroit.)
2012-11-25 11:34:40 AM  
1 votes:
Better than Virginia's state song. Warning, racism and Confederate butt-hurt in link.
2012-11-25 11:07:52 AM  
1 votes:

dentalhilljack: Doesn't really bother me much that it's not on some list kept by some old man in Charleston. Everyone with some connection to the state already uses it as one anyway. I had to raise my beer in Jamaica when a native folk band started playing it Jamaican mento style.


/Besides, "The West Virginia Hills" sucks.


West Virginia Hills is about as crummy as it gets
2012-11-25 10:29:42 AM  
1 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: HotIgneous Intruder: The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River are in Virginia, not West Virginia.
John Denver liked his Rocky Mountain high, but he wasn't a genius when it came to geography.

What do you expect? He came from the East Side of Chicago.


I thought it was the south side of Chicago?
Actually, he was a military brat born in Roswell, NM, where his dad was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. He moved all around in his childhood and chose the name Denver because Colorado was his favorite state.
2012-11-25 10:16:20 AM  
1 votes:
So why is this strange subby?

I have no problem with it and I'm guessing 95% of WV natives don't either. We all have stories of singing it everywhere we go.
2012-11-25 10:11:42 AM  
1 votes:
Doesn't really bother me much that it's not on some list kept by some old man in Charleston. Everyone with some connection to the state already uses it as one anyway. I had to raise my beer in Jamaica when a native folk band started playing it Jamaican mento style.


/Besides, "The West Virginia Hills" sucks.
2012-11-25 09:57:03 AM  
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River are in Virginia, not West Virginia.
John Denver liked his Rocky Mountain high, but he wasn't a genius when it came to geography.


Well, he was born in New Mexico and took his pseudonym from the capitol of Colorado. . .
2012-11-25 09:01:16 AM  
1 votes:

Hilary T. N. Seuss: "Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River..."

The only two specific places mentioned in the song, and they're more in VA than in WV - barely within the eastern panhandle. Remember, there's more to WV than mountains, but of course those parts aren't worth singing about, so whatever.


Agreed, agreed. That's bothered me for a bit. He should be singing "western Virginia" instead, but maybe the extra syllable threw off the flow of the song.
2012-11-25 07:33:27 AM  
1 votes:
lol, I thought it was?

It definitely should be.
 
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