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Drifter
by Londis Carpenter

Friday, June 03, 2005
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Why do I keep writing these? I don't know; it's a compulsion of some kind. I hear them in my head so I write the down.


Drifter


(a bluegrass song)


BY LONDIS CARPENTER © 2005


 


My daddy was a rambling man, a drifter some would say.


I never got to know him as he traveled on his way.


My daddy never settled long—“Hello! Adieu!  My friend.”


His feet were always itching to be on the road again.


 


He traveled all the highways; he knew them all by name


He passed through every northern state from Washington to Maine.


He traveled in the light of day—at night he slept alone.


He met with pretty housewives when their husbands weren’t at home.


 


I know I’ll be just like him and the road will be my home.


I’ll never see the same place twice—my heart is set to roam.


I’ll travel all the highways; I’ll know them all by name.


I pass through every northern state from Washington to Main.


 


I’ll travel in the light of day—at night I’ll sleep alone.


I’ll meet with pretty housewives when their husbands aren’t at home.


I know I’ll never settle long—“Hello! Adieu!  My friend.”


My feet will soon be itching to be on the road again.


 


I’ll always be a rambling man, a drifter some would say.


I never get to know you as I travel on my way.


I know I’ll never settle down—“Hello! Adieu! My friend.”


My feet will soon be itching to be on the road again.


 

 
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Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/10/2005
You make me miss my "ramblin" days, Londis, and new horizons. Maybe it's time I got out of my rut. Great write, and I know this is a song 'cause I can hear it in my head...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/4/2005
Makes one feel like moving out and moving on, Londis. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/4/2005
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I love this you should put music with your postings...this tune of some "The old mans featherbed" or something like that came to me reading this!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 6/4/2005
Your words give me itchy feet, Londis!! Good write!

Peace.
Reviewed by jude forese 6/3/2005
we are all vagabonds at heart ... nice song lyrics ...
Reviewed by Sue Hess 6/3/2005
nice song.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/3/2005
Some people do enjoy being on the road. I could almost here the music in this one. Good job, Londis!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Londis Carpenter 6/3/2005
Guess I'll have to add another verse with a few you'aalls in it Jerry. sorry for the oversight but thanks for the reminder. But I just figured you folks would get your gettings by getting to sing it if it ever gets as far south as Nashville.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/3/2005
"He passed through every northern state from Washington to Maine." Whot's wrung wif us'n hillbillies down heah, suh?"
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/3/2005
Londis,

And on all of your ramblings, you take us willingly along...fantastic country song! :) Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

And when you're down Texas way, stop by and say "Howdy!" :)



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