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John Denver

Fly Away

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“Fly Away” is a 1975 song written and performed by John Denver, with Olivia Newton-John (uncredited) on backup vocals. Released as a single from the Windsong album, “Fly Away” peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent two weeks atop the adult contemporary chart in early-1976, Denver’s sixth number one on this chart.. “Fly Away” also peaked at number twelve on the country chart . The song is an ode to longing for simpler times and a simpler way of life. Rolling Stone magazine remarks, “At this point, John Denver albums are as numerous as potted plants in the apartments of these urbanites, and both are symptoms of the same longing. The singer acknowledges his average listener in ‘Fly Away’.“ Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Fly away, fly away, fly away

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