Carry Me Off
The Dillards Lyrics


Take me to the mountains once again
Sailing where the wind's another highway
Seeing like an eagle where I used to be below
The roads I wondered long ago

I can see the mountain range begin
Shadows of the clouds across the highway
Promise is a word they say for things they never do
Mountains are promises come true
Carry me off to the mountains
Let me be eagle free
To sail upon the wind
To a place I've never been

I walk the city in the rain
Seeing all the people that are me there
Wishing like an eagle I could leave it all below
Lonely mountains in the snow

Carry me off to the mountains
Let me be eagle free
To sail upon the wind
To a place I've never been

Carry me off to the mountains
Let me be eagle free
To sail upon the wind
To a place I've never been

To a place I've never been

Writer(s): Mitch Jayne, Rodney Dillard

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Comments from YouTube:

Max Merry

The harmonies in the chorus are spine-tingling! I miss Mitch Jayne....R.I.P.

Eva Pritchard

I was a teenager in the mid 1970s when I had this 8-track, I loved this song so much, I played it repeatedly. It was very beautiful, and a unique composition. I'll soon be 60 years old, and, and I just listened to this song for the first time since I was a teenager, and, it CARRIED ME OFF, TO A PLEASANT TIME IN MY LIFE, AND A HAPPY WORLD

TheBuck1283

I would want this played at my funeral! It has been such a huge part of my life!

southernbelle816

This song is what heaven sounds like.

Jim Iles

best song ever by the dillards, what a talented bunch

Ellen Thomasson

This really reminds me of a John Denver song, with the mountains and eagles. And sometimes Rodney even sounds a bit like him. No complaints, I love them both.

Edward Croghan

Why isn’t this beautiful piece of music not available on CD, MP3 or iTunes?

fuzzyallan

Tribute to the American Duck is the seventh album by bluegrass group The Dillards. Rodney Dillard's wife Linda Dillard begins contributing to the Dillards in this album, singing backup vocals and co-writing "Carry Me Off" with Rodney and Mitch.

katyids

When I had to move back to Chicago from Boulder CO, I used to walk through the park singing this song. Love their harmonies. Thank you for uploading.

Scott Folkman

Dear heart the memories...Long passed friends and days we will never get back...Had the privilege of experiencing this band @ a bluegrass festival in the Pio-Pico flats east of San Diego...LIFE HAS BEEN WONDERFUL

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