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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Mary Travers - John Denver


Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger.

Submitted by: LucidLupin


What school did John Denver graduate from? Rocky Mountain High!
Submitted by: S. Tim Wood
"Dad can I take the Cessna out for a spin?" "A swim? Okay just let me program the GPS for you,"
Submitted by: The JQK3R
There are additional music jokes available.

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.. Submitted by: Balana Lioness

Also known as: Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.. Submitted by: Cara Miles

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Annie's Song"The "Annie" in the title is nowhere to be found in the lyrics. Instead, most people probably remember: "You fill up my senses, come fill me again." - Bob Borst

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"The Foxfire Sweet""The Foxfire Suite"Lydia Idyl
"The Eagle And The Hulk""The Eagle And The Hawk"Toni Minot
"Thank God I'm a City Boy""Thank God I'm a Country Boy"Sutch

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Sing Australia,"Countries can't sing.Hunter Sullivan
"Singing Skies And Dancing Waters,"Skies don't sing; water doesn't dance.Yvette Bristle
"Some Days Are Diamonds, Some Days Are Stones,"Days are periods of time, not rocks or minerals.Kirsten Abercrombie
"Thirsty Boots,"Footwear are incapable of thirst.Yvette Bristle
"Seasons Of The Heart,"Hearts don't have seasons.Yvette Bristle

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Animals," Maroon 5"The Eagle And The Hawk," John Denver
"Who Can It Be Now?," Men At Work"The Cowboy And The Lady," John Denver
"Revival (Love Is Everywhere)," The Allman Brothers Band"Love Is Everywhere," John Denver
"Today's The First Day," Bread"Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life," John Denver
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Fiends With You" originally "Friends With You"
Yvette Bristle
"Grandma's Father Bed" originally "Grandma's Feather Bed"
There are grandfather clocks; why not father beds?
Victoria Abbot
"Baby, You Look God To Me Tonight" originally "Baby, You Look Good To Me Tonight"
Candy Welty
"Bay, You Look Good To Me Tonight" originally "Baby, You Look Good To Me Tonight"
Candy Welty
"Sprig" originally "Spring"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Yellow Coat" originally "Yellow Cat"
Is it a raincoat?
Jake Eastbrook
"Yellow Scat" originally "Yellow Cat"
"Yellow Cart" originally "Yellow Cat"
Yvette Bristle
"Grandma's Feather Bead" originally "Grandma's Feather Bed"
Sophia Borden
"Grandma's Feather Bend" originally "Grandma's Feather Bed"
So grandma bent a feather?
Sophia Borden

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Yellow Fat" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith
"Yellow Cay" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith
"Yellow Cal" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith
"Yellow Pat" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith
"Yellow Oat" originally "Yellow Cat"
Karen Smith

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Apr 14
a parody of "Annie's Song" by John Denver
Merry and Pippin display their discriminating taste for the finer rocks in life... (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy""I've Got to Protect the Boy"Jeff Hingle
"Annie's Song""Donnie's Song"Purrl
"Leaving on a Jet Plane""Leaving Down the M4"Glynn Leaney
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy""Thank Satan I'm a City Boy"Cactus Impersonator
"Annie's Song""You Fill Up My Head Head"Cactus Impersonator
"Rocky Mountain Suite""Ozark Mountain Suite"Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran
"Annie's Song""Annie's Wrong"Yolanda DeByle
"Country Roads""Nuclear Biome (A Tribute to Fallout 76)"marc2010
"Rocky Mountain High""They're All Getting High (in Colorado)"Jeff in Richmond VA
"Annie's Song""Indiana Song"Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Grandma's Feather BedMattressesJulian
Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)Bed and breakfastJulian
Rocky Mountain HighColorado Board of TourismTarzan
Dreamland ExpressLunesta or any other sleep medicationEdward
Leaving On A Jet PlaneJet Bluejustme
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Two ShotsDick Cheney's OfficeGlenn
Rocky Mountain HighAddiction Clinic In ColoradoMartha Irvin
Saturday Night In Toledo, OhioToledo, Ohio, Chamber Of Commercecrazydon
Rocky Mountain HighFlorida Tourist BureauNatalie Stonecipher

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I'll Be Back
   The Beatles
Back Home Again
   John Denver
I'll Be Back Home Again
You Came
   Kim Wilde
Back Home Again
   John Denver
You Came Back Home Again
I'm Walkin'
   Fats Domino
Back Home Again
   John Denver
I'm Walkin' Back Home Again
Welcome Back
   John Sebastian
Back Home Again
   John Denver
Welcome Back Home Again
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Olivia Newton-John Denver
John Denver combined with Olivia Newton-John
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell
Elton John Denver
John Denver combined with Elton John
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell

Misheard Lyrics:

"Sunshine on My Shoulders"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sunshine almost always makes me hide
Original Lyrics:
Sunshine almost always makes me high
"Leaving on a Jet Plane"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I'm leavin' on a freight train.
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane.
"Me and My Uncle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Two days in the saddle, my butt it hurt.
Original Lyrics:
Two days in the saddle, my body hurt.
"Rocky Mountain High"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rockin' mighty fine
Original Lyrics:
Rocky Mountain High
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Sunshine on My Shoulders"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sunshine almost always makes me hide
Original Lyrics:
Sunshine almost always makes me high

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I wondered how he had to hide away from the sunshine!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Thank God I'm A Country Boy"
Better Lyrics:
thank God i'm a vegan boy
Original Lyrics:
thank God i'm a country boy
Submitted by: vegan minstrel
"Annie's Song"
Better Lyrics:
You fill out my census
Like a knight and a florist
Like the Mounties and Springstein
Like Walken - deranged
Like a stoned little desk clerk
Like a sleepy Billy Ocean
You fill out my census
Come give me a pen.
Original Lyrics:
You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up me senses
Come fill me again.
Submitted by: Boy Howdy
"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Better Lyrics:
Hop away, country toad
To someplace 'way from the road
Give me my wish
Please don't get squished
Hop away, country toad
Hop away, now country toad
Original Lyrics:
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia Mountain mama
Take me home, country roads
Take me home, down country roads
Submitted by: Lenna Schultz

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Grandma's Feather Bed"
The Funny Lyrics:
It'd hold eight kids and four hound dogs and the piggy we stole from the shed
Never got much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed
Why They're Funny:
Why would he be singing about a bed that belonged to his grandmother?
Submitted by: Tag
"Back Home Again"
The Funny Lyrics:
There's a fire softly burning, supper on the stove.
Why They're Funny:
This line has always made me laugh. from the overall mood of the song, one surely would suppose that the comma that I've placed in the middle of the line belongs there. but you can't actually hear commas or other punctuation in singing. nor does checking a lyrics site help much in trying to determine intended punctuation. even when various lyrics sites agree as to the words of a song, the punctuation that they indicate varies all over the place, and not a few lyrics sites omit punctuation altogether. but the overall sense of the song tells us that the comma surely must belong. but on hearing this line alone, it is equally possible to hear it without the comma, giving the line quite a different meaning and sense altogether!
Submitted by: Lucille Ball Sized Hail

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Life is so Good"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Life is so Good Life is so Good
These Days My Life is so Good
My Life is so Good These Days
Why They're Repetitive:
It's a cute little song, but in 2 minutes, he only uses 7 words, in one of these four combinations. It can get a little more than annoying.
Submitted by: Balana Lioness

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Back Home Again"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The afternoon is heavy on your shoulder.
Why They're Nonsensical:
An afternoon is a time of day; it has no weight.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Annie's Song"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Let me drown in your laughter
Why They're Nonsensical:
Laughter can't drown anyone.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Saturday Night In Toledo, Ohio"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio is like being nowhere at all
Why They're Insulting:
What did the people of Toledo, Ohio ever do to him?
Submitted by: dayna

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"The Cowboy And The Lady"
The Lyrics:
And somewhere in between her Harvey's Bristol Cream
Product Brand Name:
Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry
Submitted by: Country

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
The Song Lyrics:
I'd play 'Sally Gooden' all day
if I could
But the Lord and the wife wouldn't take it
very good
Song They Mention:
'Sally Gooden' is a well-known North American folk song
Submitted by: Paul

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"I Guess He’d Rather Be In Colorado"
Opening Lines:
I guess he’d rather be in Colorado. He’d rather spend his time out where the sky looks like a pearl after the rain.
Submitted by: Hunter Sullivan
"Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life"
Opening Lines:
Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I wake as a child to see the world begin.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Good Morning Starshine"
The Made Up Words:
Nibby nub nooby, glibby glub glooby, la la la lo lo
Submitted by: Jojojo

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Annie's Song"
The Lyrics:
Let me drown in your laughter,
Let me die in your arms.
What an unexpected place to fine scary lyrics, in this romantic ballad know for being written to John Denver's wife at the time, and sweet to the point of being often perceived as cloying. But these particular lines employ death metaphors that might not bother one who appreciates them. The first might be less prone to be taken literally by anyone, since drowning in laughter is literally impossible. But since dying in someone's arms is literally possible, I bet that line has spooked some, especially children not yet developed in their language skills to the point of clearly recognizing and understanding metaphors.
Submitted by: Adrienne Ramseur

Song Title Space Change:

"Yell "Ow, Cat"" originally "Yellow Cat"
Submitted by: Lori Tirol
"Sea Sons Of The Heart" originally "Seasons Of The Heart"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"I'd Rather Be A Cow, Boy!" originally "I'd Rather Be A Cowboy"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Sun, Shine On My Shoulders!" originally "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Thank God I'm A Country Boy"
The Lyrics:
But the Lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good
"Good" is an adjective; the adverb "well" is required here.
Submitted by: RJSchex

Song Title Anagrams:

"Al's Copy" originally "Calypso"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Copy Sal" originally "Calypso"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Sly Paco" originally "Calypso"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Coy Pals" originally "Calypso"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Spy Coal" originally "Calypso"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Flying for Me"
The Lyrics:
And I wanted to wish on the Milky Way and dance upon a falling star
I wanted to give myself and free myself and join myself with it all
Given the chance to dream, it can be done, the promise of tomorrow is real
Children of spaceship Earth, the future belongs to us all
Earth is very much a real place, and it's in the Milky Way galaxy. The Milky Way has millions of stars which could be wished on.
Submitted by: Julian
"On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe"
The Lyrics:
And they'll all want a lift to Brown's Hotel, 'cause lots of them been traveling for quite a spell all the way from Philadelphia on The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe. All aboard, all aboard, oo oo oo. Let her rip, let her rip, Mr. Engineer, Gotta go, gotta go far away from here. While the man at the fire shovels in the coals, stick your head out the cab and watch the drivers roll. See the towns and the roads go a whizzing by, Fare thee well Laramie and Rocky Mountain High, Yes sirree, here we are, going all the way, mustn't quit till we hit California.
This classic song about a major railroad mentions the three cities the railway originally served: Atchison, KS, Topeka, KS, and Santa Fe, NM. John Denver's version also mentions Philadelphia, PA, Laramie, WY, and California, various locations around the USA that a train traveler might visit.
Submitted by: Julian
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Rocky Mountain High"
Many radio stations throughout the U.S. banned John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" back in 1972, because of the thought that the "high" Denver was referring to was from the influence of drugs.
Submitted by: Peter

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Foxfire Suite" Length: 9:10
John Denver's longest song, which was released on his 1991 album Different Directions. It consists of multiple lyrical and instrumental portions with different tempo.
Submitted by: Julian

Song Title Acrostics:

TOY: "Thought Of You"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
HOT: "Hold On Tightly"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
LIE: "Love Is Everywhere"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
TOG: "This Old Guitar"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
SOW: "Song Of Wyoming"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Acrostics available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Callow Yet" originally "Yellow Cat"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Shun Sine On My Shoulders" originally "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
Are other trigonometric functions allowed there?
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Hockey Mountain Rye" originally "Rocky Mountain High"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Rake Me Home, Country Toads" originally "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Names as a Word Bank:

John honored & revered deer. Submitted by: Julian
He definitely did sing about nature a lot.

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
The Lyrics:
I hear her voice, in the morning hours she calls me,
I hear her voice, in the Corning hours she mauls me,
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss
There are additional Lyrics Spoonerisms available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Don 'Venger originally "John Denver"
Submitted by: Rocky Mountain Hy
Von Gender originally "John Denver"
Submitted by: Candace Mercer

Backwards Messages:

"Rocky Mountain High"
If you play part of the lyric "He left yesterday behind him, you might say he-" it will sound something like "Yes, someday he'll be the Satan!" or "Yes, someday now be the Satany!"
Submitted by: Hunter Sullivan

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"The expression "far out""
"Far out!" was Denver's signature exclamation in the 70's.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

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