The Eagle and the Hawk

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Songfacts®:

  • Denver wrote this song for a TV special he filmed in the Rocky Mountains called The Eagle and the Hawk. The special never aired, but Denver released the song on his album Aerie.

    "The mountains aren't the only majestic things in the high country," he said on his radio special The John Denver Show. "There are those incredibly graceful and inspiring birds of prey. 'The Eagle and the Hawk' captures my feelings exactly about these magnificent birds, and the way man threatens their existence."

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  • Agustin from Santiago, ChileI read this in Youtube, about this song uploaded there by "John Denver": "Guitar, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist: Mike Taylor".
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