Whalebones and Crosses Song Lyrics

John Denver

John Denver Autograph cover art
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Whalebones and crosses
Stand against the arctic sky
Wind blows through the graveyard
Where our fallen fathers lie

Eternal snow that covers them
The shadows of the sun
The mighty struggle on the seas
A way of life is run

I'll sing for you my father
For the ancient sacred ways
How the hunter loved the hunted
How the night becomes the day

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    writers: Joe Henry, Lee Holdridge
    album: Track 8 in album Autograph
    release date: 1980
    popularity : 58 users have visited this page.
    genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Bluegrass/Folk
    length: 4:42

    Album Information

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