American Child

John Denver


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Denver, Joe Henry
album: Track 9 in album Autograph
release date: 1980
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Bluegrass/Folk
length: 3:22

Album Information

label: RCA Victor
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

John Denver Autograph cover art


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Going up to Alaska
Where the whale and the polar bear run

Up to the north and the pioneer life
And a man can be free
American Child, does the call of the wild
Does it fly with the wind when you waken again

His own way through the cold
Can't you see that it's time to come home
To the flowers and seas and the rivers and the trees
A promise once made - will it shine, will it fade

Up to the land of the midnight sun
O'er the icy blue sea
Going up to Alaska
Where courage and strength still survive

Going up to Alaska
Going up to Alaska


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dancing With the Mountains
  • 2 The Mountain Song
  • 3 How Mountain Girls Can Love
  • 4 Song for the Life
  • 5 The Ballad of St. Anne's Reel
  • 6 In My Heart
  • 7 Wrangle Mountain Song
  • 8 Whalebones and Crosses
  • 9 American Child
  • 10 You Say That the Battle Is Over
  • 11 Autograph
  • 12 Dance Little Jean
  • 13 On the Wings of an Eagle