Wanderin’

Gsroadcut_1Sometimes I feel like I am just kind of wandering, since I am deciding what I am going to do about school and work. I kind of naturally like wandering I think. Just the other day I was browsing former Byrds lead singer Roger Mcguinn’s Home Page, looking for free music. I found "Wanderin," with lyrics written below, and it kind of resonated. Of course, we must remember as J.R.R. Tolkien reminds us, "all who wander are not lost." Plus, despite a tendency to wander, I never enjoy doing it alone.

The song was originally written during the first half of the 20th century about a soldier who returned from World War I to find hard times. McGuinn recently added some of his own lyrics. The MP3 may be downloaded for free here.
 

My daddy is an engineer,
my brother drives a hack
My sister takes in washing
and the baby balls the jack…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

I’ve been out a-wandering
both early and late
From New York City
to the Golden Gate…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

Been across this country
so many times before,

But I never lose the feeling,
that’s what God made me for…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

Been working in the city,
working on the farm
I always have a guitar
underneath my arm…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

Played most every country,
played most every town.
Want to keep on playing,
this whole wide world around…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

There’s fish in the ocean,
and eels in the sea

And everywhere I haven’t been,
that’s where I want to be…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

*Traditional, New lyrics by Roger McGuinn (C) McGuinn Music 2005 / BMI*

Image is my own, enhanced