The Mountain's High
Dick Lyrics

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yea-hea, yea-hea, yea-hea yea-hea
The mountains high and the valleys so deep
Cant get across to the other si-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hide
Dont ya give up baby, dont you cry
Dont ya give up till I reach the other si-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hide

I was lonely baby, I couldnt sleep
The night they took you from my si-hi-hi-hi-hi-hide

I was a lonely soul
Until you became my goal
And then I saw the spark of love
And then the stars fell from (up above OH YEAH!)

I know someday we will meet again
But I dont know exactly where or whe-he-he-he-he-he-he-hen
But baby, if fate has its way
Well meet again some other day-aaaaaaaaaayyyy

The mountains high and the valleys so deep
Cant get across to the other si-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hide
Dont ya give up baby, dont you cry
Dont ya give up till I reach the other si-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hide

Hoo hoo hoo hoo (I know it to I tell ya)
Hoo hoo hoo hoo (I know it to I tell ya)
I know, I know hoo hoo hoo hoo
I know, I know hoo hoo hoo hoo
The valleys deep baby.......


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Sixty years ago today on September 25th, 1961 "The Mountain's High" by Dick and Dee Dee peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100 chart, for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those two weeks was "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee...
"The Mountain's High" reached #37 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
Between 1961 and 1965 the California duo had eight records on the Top 100 chart, one made the Top 10, the above "The Mountain's High"...
They had two Top 20 records, "Young and In Love" {#17 in 1963} and "Thou Shalt Not Steal" {#13 in 1965}...
Dick St. John passed away on December 27th, 2003 at the age of 63 {an accidental fall}...
May he R.I.P.
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on September 25th, 1961:
At #3. "Michael" by The Highwaymen
#4. "Crying" by Roy Orbison
#5. "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Over Night)" by Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group
#6. "Little Sister" by Elvis Presley
#7. "Who Put The Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" by Barry Mann
#8. "My True Story" by The Jive Five
#9. "Without You" by Johnny Tillotson
#10. "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley
Note: Three records in the above Top 10 were recorded on June 26th, 1961 at RCA Studio 'B' on 1611 Roy Acuff Place in Nashville, Tennessee. Roy Orbison's "Crying" {at #4}, Elvis' "Little Sister {at #6}, and his "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" {at #10}...

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The Vintage House

This record has haunted me since I first heard it on my transistor radio in the mid-1960s, when it was already an "oldie", and I was an early teenager. One minute I think it's a basic '60s disc to the point of primitive; the next I think it's a brilliant capturing of mountain folk and vocals filtered through rock/pop. Sometimes the lyrics sound simple and obvious, but every year I hear them more as far-reaching and timeless. Maybe it's me, but thanks for posting and thanks Dick and Dee Dee.

Debra Weaver

@Gail Johnson I am 70 years old now, also Gail!!! And I do not think that I will EVER get tired of hearing this great song! Thank you very much for commenting. I feel as though we are " kindred " spirits because of this song!!

Gail Johnson

It haunted me as well. I was 9 or 10 when I heard this song and I thought the song said "High School teams". Well I'm now 70 and I finally heard it again and had to shake my head because I had it so wrong. I still love the song to this very ay.

Debra Weaver

I wasn't even a teenager when this song came out in 1961. I was 9 years old. I just loved it. That's funny! You said that in the mid-60' was already an "oldie"!!!!!!!!!!! . Boy.....I sure do wish I could return to those times!

Debra Weaver

Me, too. I think that this song is TIMELESS. is HAUNTINGLY CAPTIVATING


Wow. Me too. Summer 1961 I was shipped out to a boyscout camp on Catalina Island. I was the youngest at the camp andso was abused by the older boys. My only solace was the rock and roll I was introduced to by the mafia who ran the camp. On KFWB channel 98. This song was imprinted on my brain. And looking back upon it, it is massive.

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Rick fisher

I was 14 when this song was a hit and still love it.

Debra Weaver

I was 9!!! I STILL crazy about it!!!


I was 10 and still love it.

Bill Schwentner

St. John was an extremely talented producer As well as singer. I remember their records well!

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