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".