This old guitar taught me to sing a love song
It showed me how to laugh and how to cry
It introduced me to some friends of mine
And brightened up some days
It helped me make it through some lonely nights
Oh, what a friend to have on a cold and lonely night

This old guitar gave me my lovely lady
It opened up her eyes and ears to me
It brought us close together
And I guess it broke her heart
It opened up the space for us to be
What a lovely place and a lovely space to be

This old guitar gave me my life, my living
All the things you know I love to do
To serenade the stars that shine
From a sunny mountainside
And most of all to sing my songs for you
I love to sing my songs for you
Yes, I do, you know
I love to sing my songs for you

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This Old Guitar Lyrics as written by John Denver

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentA marvelously simple exposition of the man, who he was, and what he did. Beautiful music, beautiful words.
    storysongmanon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentabsolute all around beautiful melody
    usafreedomloveon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCompletely agree with storysongman...a beautiful snapshot of the man's life! And gr8 melody.

    Just one minor glitch - the part below creates a disconnect:
    "To serenade the stars that shine
    From a sunny mountainside"

    Wish he'd used "quiet mountainside" or something, rather than "sunny"
    vicksron April 12, 2008   Link

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