John Denver: Calypso Meaning
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Song Released: 1975
John Denver was an ardent environmentalist, and a great admirer of the French marine biolgist Jacques Cousteau. The song "Calypso" is a tribute to Cousteau and his crew.
The song sings the praises of Cousteau and his men, who did the world a huge service by showing us all the richness of undersea life.
Cousteau's ship was named the Calypso, after a sea nymph in Homer's "Odyssey."
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