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Matthew Lyrics by John Denver

 

Matthew by John Denver


Had an uncle named Matthew
Was his father鈥檚 only boy
Born just south of Colby, Kansas
Was his mother鈥檚 pride and joy
Yes, and joy was just the thing that he was raised on
Love was just the way to live and die
Gold was just a windy Kansas wheatfield
Blue, just a Kansas summer sky
All the stories that he told me
Back when I was just a lad
All the memories that he gave me
All the good times that he had
Growin鈥up a Kansas farmboy
Life was mostly havin鈥fun
Ridin鈥on his Daddy鈥檚 shoulders
Behind a mule beneath the sun
Yes, and joy was just the thing that he was raised on
Love was just the way to live and die
Gold was just a windy Kansas wheatfield
Blue is just a Kansas summer sky
Well, I guess there were some hard times
And I鈥檓 told some years were lean
They had a storm in forty-seven
A twister came and stripped them clean
He lost the farm and lost his family
He lost the wheat and lost his home
But he found a family Bible
Faith as solid as a stone
Yes, and joy was just the thing that he was raised on
Love was just the way to live and die
Gold was just a windy Kansas wheatfield
Blue, just a Kansas summer sky
So he came to live at our house
And he came to work the land
He came to ease my Daddy鈥檚 burden
And he came to be my friend
So, I wrote this down for Matthew
And it鈥檚 for him the song is sung
Ridin鈥on his Daddy鈥檚 shoulders
Behind a Mule beneath the sun
Yes, and joy was just the thing that he was raised on
Love was just the way to live and die
Gold was just a windy Kansas wheatfield
Blue,was just a Kansas summer sky
Yes, and joy was just the thing that he was raised on
Love was just the way to live and die
Gold was just a windy Kansas wheatfield
Blue, just a Kansas summer sky
Words and music by John Denver