TRAVELLERS SONG

Most of the words to this song were written by Nick Richardson whom I first met when he booked me for his folk club in Bath on November 1st 1967. I have subsequently changed a few words and the tune. A song that nobody else sings, it has become a part of my act for almost 30 years, often closing a show, often remembering friends and relations who have decided to hike around the world. My good friend Neal Bradley once said to me "Hey Joe! That song doesn't rhyme". My answer was "That's because it doesn't need to".

 

 

Gather up your packs and baggage, and put on your walking shoes,

Say goodbye to those around you, you ain't got much time to lose,

You don't need to have much money, forget those rich those plush hotels,

Living free and travelling easy, you'll enjoy yourselves much more.

So good luck to all you travellers as you hit that open road,

May you find a million pleasures may you find your rainbows end.

 

As you hit those hills and highways, as you sleep beneath the stars,

Find a million different byways, to the island of your dreams,

Learn of other countries customs, hear the songs of many lands,

To a travellers many pleasures, these are only just a few.

So good luck to all you travellers as you hit that open road,

May you find a million pleasures may you find your rainbows end.

 

©Joe Stead - Fore Lane Music August 1993

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