Matthew (John Denver)

I had an uncle name of Matthew, he was his father's only boy,
Born just south of Colby Kansas, he was his mother's pride and joy

Chorus: Yes, and joy was just the thing he was raised on,
Love was just a way to live and die,
Gold was just a windy Kansas wheat field,
Blue was just a Kansas summer sky

And 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' up a Kansas farmboy, life was mostly havin' fun,
Ridin' on his daddy's shoulders behind a mule, beneath the sun ... Chorus

Well, I guess there were some hard times, And I'm told some years were lean
They had a storm in '47...twister came and stripped 'em clean
He lost the farm and lost his family, He lost the wheat, he lost his home
But he found the family bible and faith as solid as a stone ... Chorus

So he came to live at our house...and he came to work the land
He came to ease my daddy's burdens and he came to be my friend
So I wrote this down for Matthew... it's for him this song is sung
Ridin' on his daddy's shoulders behind a mule, beneath the sun ... Chorus

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