Sounds of Home – Trip

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Welcome to the January 26th edition of Sounds of Home!

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.

Valderi, Valdera, Valderi, Valdera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Valderi, Valdera, 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.”

Valderi, Valdera …… 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 greenwood tree.

Valderi, Valera …… from ev’ry greenwood tree.

Oh, may I go a-wandering until the day I die
Oh, may I always laugh and sing beneath God’s clear blue sky.

Valderi, Valdera …… beneath God’s clear blue sky.

Words: Antonia Ridge
Music: Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller

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Our upcoming theme is “shadow”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit –  or would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together, 
we’re eager to hear from you!

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2 thoughts on “Sounds of Home – Trip

  • January 26, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Again a Big thanks to Molly. Always look forward to this every week.

  • January 28, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Great story Heinrich! I graduated from high school in 1969. A friend and I went on a bus trip to Boston and New York. It wasn’t as luxurious as your trip but it was a great experience that I remember to this day. Also love the Happy Wanderer song! Thanks Molly for doing this.

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