Denver, John - Wild Flowers In A Mason Jar Lyrics

January, back in '55, we rode a Greyhound bus through the Georgia midnight.
Grandpa was sleeping and the winter sky was clear.
We hit a bump and his head jerked back a little and he mumbled something,
he woke up smiling, but his eyes were bright with tears.
He said, "I dreamed I was back on the farm,
20 years have passed, boy, the memory still warms me. Wildflowers in a mason jar"

He told me those old stories 'bout that one-room cabin in Kentucky.
The smell of the rain and the warm earth in his hands.
He slowly turned and stared outside, his face was mirrored in the window,
and his reflection flew across the moonlit land.
And he dreamed he was back on the farm.
Tilts his head and listens to the early sound of morning, wildflowers in a mason jar.

An old man and an eight-year-old boy rolling down that midnight highway,
Kentucky memories from a winter Georgia night.
I started drifting off and Grandpa tucked his coat around me,
I think I tried to smile as I slowly closed my eyes.
And I dreamed I was with him on the farm.
Grandpa, I can hear the evening wind out in the corn, wildflowers in a mason jar,
wildflowers in a mason jar, wildflowers in a mason jar, and the bus rolled through the night.

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  1. Gloria Ertel

    Love this song.....Beautiful......10/27/19

  2. Stephanie Adams

    I love this song. Nearly makes me cry every time I hear it. But whomever put the slideshow together for the music has clearly never been to Kentucky. The song and slides are disconnected. Find slides or go to Kentucky and take pics to match the song.

  3. Gloria Ertel


  4. Sumit Gupta

    Great song

  5. suzuki youubou

    This song enters my heart like soaking water into the soil.

  6. suzuki youubou

    Every time I listen to this song, memory goes back to my childhood and tears emerge in nostalgia.

  7. AlwaysSkeptical Forever

    Omg thx for sharing. Love this dearly.

  8. Natural Ponds Lakes & Streams by Spring Creek Aquatic Concepts

    We are so blessed to do most of our work out in the country. Thank you for sharing!

  9. johnbrooks345

    John was a decent human can hear it in every note .

  10. Mason Mullen

    My grandma always had this on when I came to her house and I would walk in and smile cuz my name is Mason


    Mason, what a wonderful memory to have of your grandmother. There is no doubt that her spirit is with you every time you enjoy a memory of her. God's peace, Mason.

  11. shaks47

    He is my first and last favourite country singer got a gift his audio cassette from my brother at the age of 10 now I am 44 love his songs since than.

  12. Some One

    Hearing this particular song from John Denver tonight for the first time. 1/20/16 9:40 p.m. Nice song as I had a hunch it would be.

  13. Some One

    Hearing this particular song from John Denver tonight for the first time. 1/20/16 9:40 p.m. Nice song as I had a hunch it would be.

  14. Some One

    Hearing this particular song from John Denver tonight for the first time. 1/20/16 9:40 p.m. Nice song as I had a hunch it would be.

  15. Amy Cox

    I miss both John Denver and my grandparents!

  16. Dianna P. Wood

    I have a mason jar filled with wild flowers in memory of of my Dad who grew up in the Dakotas. Thank you for posting this beautiful song.....

  17. Michael KOBIERSKI


  18. suzuki youubou

    This song reminds me the memories  of the good time when I was a little boy.

  19. Frances DeMers

    I grew up in Huron, South Dakota and we had flowers in a mason jar because we had no vases. Good times in the country.  From one fellow S.D. to another. Thank you.


    I remember going there on vacation one time. It was bigger and more exciting than Winner and Gregory. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    John A

    Thanks for posting this excellent song! Have you ever been to England?

  20. Kenneth Panvig

    I just love this song!

  21. C. Middleton

    My dad was born and raised in Sexton's Creek KY. and of all John's songs this one cuts the deepest, they don't call KY "God's country" for nothing.

  22. Victoria Lynn AKA Cloudy

    That's so cool to know, thank you for sharing!

  23. msimacountrygirl

    From Benham KY and this song hits home. Thanks

  24. msimacountrygirl

    I'd like to post it but don't know how.

  25. RULQQKN1959

    Glad you had a good trip and made it back safely!

  26. msimacountrygirl

    Well my trip went well. But I left part of my soul there. John really touched the hearts of all who long to be back home again.

  27. Pablo Reece

    Preciosa cancion, John Denver como siempre una mezcla de nostalgia y su toque folk.

  28. RULQQKN1959

    I took a listen to him. He has a wonderful voice! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Hammster69

    Larry Jon Wilson also did a respectable job with this song (it's on YouTube as well). However, I don't know if the writer (Dennis Lind) ever recorded it, or if it was a "work for hire". It's still a great song, though.

  30. RULQQKN1959

    I agree with you! Thanks for stopping by.

  31. RULQQKN1959

    I did go take a listen. Mel McDaniel had such a soothing, pure voice. He did a great job singing this song. Thanks for sharing that with me. Have a wonderful day and keep cool...I am guessing it's hot where you are as well.

  32. LandRoversForLife

    if you like this song you should listen to mel mcdaniels version "mel mcdaniel-the farm"
    you might like it more (or not)

  33. RULQQKN1959

    Have a safe trip and best of luck to you, my friend.

  34. msimacountrygirl

    I am going back in July. To the Black Mountain area of Benham, KY.

  35. tessnottessa

    oh. I was just wonderin bcuz my grandma and grandpa used to have a dairy farm around northville. I'm from Wecota...i doubt you know where that is but if you do, good for you!! :D

  36. RULQQKN1959

    my apologies for being slow to respond. They had a dairy farm in Winner, SD. It was so much fun to get up and watch my uncle milk the cows by hand. We took baths in a tub on the back porch and slept 3 to a bed. It was a wonderful time. You can imagine our excitement when he got the electric milkers in the mid-70's. Such good memories.

  37. RULQQKN1959

    Thanks for your kind words. God bless your Grandpa. I have no doubt of the hard working man he must have been. It is the kind of song that just warms your heart. I hope you get back to Kentucky. I drove through the state last year...absolutely beautiful!!

  38. msimacountrygirl

    Love this song, my grandpa is a Ky coalminer. I was born there and am going back! Never knew my grandpa but I think it would have been like this song!

  39. tessnottessa

    what town r your aunt and uncle from? (sry, just wonderin) great video :)

  40. RULQQKN1959

    @VashtiInez It is from "Some Days are Diamonds " album. Thanks for stopping by.

  41. Saysanne *

    John Denver is still with us...lovely song...another I'd never heard till now...thanks so much for posting...

  42. Becky Michaca


  43. RULQQKN1959

    @TheMargie76c How cool is that?! Did your hubby help on the recordings of the other songs on this particular album? Tel him thank you from me....I sure do love this song!

  44. Jorge Picabea

    This is the first time, in 30 years, I get to listen to this song. When I was a kid, it was played one time by my uncle, in Argentina, I amways remembered it.
    Now I found it.
    Very emotional.

  45. Wild River Tom

    I love the dedication at this end of this video. AMERICAN FARMERS!!!!!

  46. Wild River Tom

    Awesome, I have loved this song for years! I can't listen to it while I am drinking ;-)

  47. Molly Reed

    Thanks for this song. God I miss the farm! Thanks Mom and Dad for giving me that gift. You both sacraficed so much for my happiness. Love you both SO much. You can view my Dad's virtual memorial on Find a Grave under "William Clayton Clark".

  48. RULQQKN1959

    It was an honor and joy to do so...thanks for stopping by.


    what a images to go with...thank you so much

  50. skulptivator

    probably one of my favorite Denver songs!

  51. RULQQKN1959

    Thanks! ;-)

  52. janeaustenadmirer

    Excellent! Thanks for sharing this. Makes want to be on the farm!

  53. RULQQKN1959

    Glad you enjoyed it. ;-)

  54. RULQQKN1959

    You're vwelcome...thanks for commenting. I feel the same way and wonder about the songs that could have been.

  55. RULQQKN1959

    Thanks so much for your kind comments. The song sure takes you back in time, doesn't it?

  56. RULQQKN1959

    Thanks for the comment. I had fun making it and finding just the right pictures to use. I bought the "Some Days are Diamonds" album when it came out on vinyl in 1981. There are some really great songs on there that never made it as singles. I have all of his albums on CD now, but I still hang on to my vinyl albums....nostalgia, I guess. Take care.

  57. RULQQKN1959

    It's always fun to hear from other people who love his music as much as I do. Thanks for commenting. ;-)

  58. Josh Hill

    I'm so glad to have found this!I love JD and this song and album are great!I just turned 30 and have loved his music since early '91