Follow Me

Album: Take Me To Tomorrow (1970)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Prior to performing this song on The Tonight Show in 1974, Denver said he wrote it for his wife Annie whom he had to leave behind when he was touring early on in his career because he couldn't afford to take her with him. Doubtless Annie appreciated the sentiment, but she didn't appreciate the other women who kept him company when he was away from home; she divorced him in 1982.
  • "Follow Me" runs to 2 minutes 27 seconds, and was produced by Milton Okun, who arranged it with Denver. It was published by Cherry Lane Music, and was released on the RCA label in 1970 as a promo for the album Take Me To Tomorrow.
  • Denver also wrote "Annie's Song" for his first wife, one of his most famous compositions. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3

Comments: 4

  • Roy from West VirginiaIf she (Annie) wouldn't have been so selfish and stayed with John, he would still be with us
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaOne of my two fav Denver songs.
  • Carolyn from Knoville, TnThis song was performed by June Carter Cash in the movie she and husband Johnny Cash made in the Holy Land, titled "The Gospel Road." June performed the role of Mary Magdalene, and sang this by the Sea of Galilee.
  • Kathy from New Orleans, LaA good friend married "his lady" to this song circa 197sumthin'. He wore a white tux and sneakers and was just a great guy. Miss my buddy Warren!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Wang Chung Pick The Top Songs Of The '80s

Wang Chung Pick The Top Songs Of The '80sSongwriter Interviews

'80s music ambassadors Wang Chung pick their top tracks of the decade, explaining what makes each one so special.

Donny Osmond

Donny OsmondSongwriter Interviews

Donny Osmond talks about his biggest hits, his Vegas show, and the fan who taught him to take "Puppy Love" seriously.

The Police

The PoliceFact or Fiction

Do their first three albums have French titles? Is "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" really meaningless? See if you can tell in this Fact or Fiction.

Bob Dylan Lyric Quiz

Bob Dylan Lyric QuizMusic Quiz

Think you know your Bob Dylan lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.

Female Singers Of The 90s

Female Singers Of The 90sMusic Quiz

The ladies who ruled the '90s in this quiz.

Eric Clapton

Eric ClaptonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.