“Dancing With The Mountains” Ode To The Lure of Skiing.

John Denver singing and dancing down and with the mountains.

“Dancing With The Mountains”

Everybody’s got the dancing fever, everybody loves to rock and roll.
Play it louder baby, play is faster, funky music’s gotta stretch your soul.
Just relax and let the rhythm take you, don’t you be afraid to lose control.
If your heart has found some empty spaces,
Dancing’s just the thing to make you whole.

I am one who dances with the mountains. I am one who dances in the wind.
I am one who dances on the ocean,
my partner’s more than pieces, more than friends.

Were you there the night they lost the lightning?
Were you there the day the earth stood still?
Did you see the famous and the fighting? Did you hear the prophet tell his tale?

We are one when dancing with the mountains.
We are one when singing in the wind.
We are one when thinking of each other
More than partner’s, more than pieces, more than friends.


  1. Bring back lots of memories. Of the years I spent teaching at the ski areas in Aspen. Loved it…..

  2. Dick Burnham says:

    When was the video filmed and where…….would guess some time early 80’s with the one green outfit and skinny skis. Doesn’t look like Aspen Mountain or Snowmass.

  3. Bernard Weichsel says:

    Loved it! Beautiful job of conveying the joy that John Denver got from experiencing a Real Rocky Mountain High! Something to think about: Everyone in the video seemed to survive the experience perfectly – and yet no one was wearing a Helmet!

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