06 March 2011

My Theme Song



I've decided that The Happy Wanderer is my theme song. Valderi! Valdera!

Although I walk in the lowcountry now, I have also hiked for miles over hill and dale in West Virginia, Peru, England, Scotland, Ireland and India. I've googled different versions of the song and between all the accordion and children's choir versions are these two extremes - the Muppets dangerous mountain climbing adventure and Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians below. Enjoy!

The Happy Wanderer

I love to go a-wandering,
Along the mountain track,
And as I go, I love to sing,
My knapsack on my back.

Chorus:
Val-deri,Val-dera,
Val-deri,
Val-dera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri,Val-dera.
My knapsack on my back.

I love to wander by the stream
That dances in the sun,
So joyously it calls to me,
"Come! Join my happy song!"

I wave my hat to all I meet,
And they wave back to me,
And blackbirds call so loud and sweet
From ev'ry green wood tree.

High overhead, the skylarks wing,
They never rest at home
But just like me, they love to sing,
As o'er the world we roam.

Oh, may I go a-wandering
Until the day I die!
Oh, may I always laugh and sing,
Beneath God's clear blue sky!