Wandering Man

from by Aaron Corwin

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Cover art by Peggy Stenmark

lyrics

Oh, I was born a wandering man and a wandering man I'll die
For I have crossed the land and heard the call of the open sky!
On these two feet I've traveled from the mountains to the sea
Oh, I was born a wandering man, come wander now with me

REFRAIN: And it's Hi and it's Ho!
And away to the winds we go
And it's Hi and it's Ho!
And away to the winds we go

I left my home when I was young to see what I could see
I set my pack upon my back for the spell was over me
To hear the music of the world and the rhythm of the road
In a hundred towns I've sung my songs and a hundred tales I've told

I've worked with the deck beneath my feet in the spray of the water's tide
I've sung and drunk the night away with friends at every side
I've lived and laughed and loved and cried with a broken heart to mend
I've marched as a soldier in a land I'll never see again

BRIDGE: Oooh, Away to the winds we go
Oooh, Away to the winds we go
Oooh, the time has come
Oooh, to wonder on...

Oh, here's a toast to the open road and another to the sea
And here's to all the wandering souls that never dared to leave
At desk and dorm and darling dreaming of the open sky
And I'll be a wandering man until the day that I should die

credits

from From the Ashes, track released August 1, 2003
Aaron Corwin: Vocals, Guitar
Shane Knutson: Bass Guitar

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Aaron Corwin Seattle, Washington

Aaron has been writing and performing filk and folk music since the mid-90s. He will be releasing a new album in 2012.


Photography by Shanna Washburn (aurorachrisma.deviantart.com)

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