The Vagabond Song

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Well there's a world on the other side of this mountain
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I know one day I'll walk the windy trail
Before I go drink from the heavenly fountain
I pray my sense of adventure will prevail

Sometimes I stay up late at night and dream of a voyage
To a world I heard about but I've never seen
The day will come when I will be of health and age
And I'll go roaming all over this world of green

And the old man he tells me
Stories and tales
Bout being young and free
And all the fun that entails

And I wanna be a vagabond
with the world as my front yard
I wanna see the ruins of Babylon
And give Ireland my regard

My mother tells me to find me a nice girl
To settle down and start a family
But all I wanna do is travel round the world
LIke Fogg did right before 1873

So I've been saving all my money and my dreams
Of places far away and lands of marvel
I've got maps for every continent it seems
I'm finally ready to start my travel

And the old man he tells me
Stories and tales
Bout being young and free
And all the fun that entails

After thirty years on the road I found my way home
I'm sitting on the front porch of my grandpa's house
There are many roads less traveled left to roam
But I never did find me a good spouse

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from A love that roars, released November 14, 2012
Vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, songwriting: Dave Jacquet.

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