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Joe Offer 31 May 17 - 04:42 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Lonesome Traveller (Lee Hays)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 17 - 04:42 AM

LONESOME TRAVELLER
(Lee Hays)

I am a lonely and a lonesome traveler,
I am a lonely and a lonesome traveler,
Well, I am a lonely and a lonesome traveler,
I've been a-travelin' on.

I traveled here and then I traveled yonder (3x)
I've been a-travelin' on.

I traveled cold and then I traveled hungry (3x)
I've been a-travelin' on.

Traveled in the mountain, traveled down in the valley (3x)
I've been a-travelin' on.

Traveled with the rich, traveled with the poor (3x)
I've been a-travelin' on.

One of these days, I'm gonna stop all my travelin' (3x)
I've been a-travelin' on.

Gonna keep right on a-trav'lin' on the road to freedom (3x)
I've been a-travelin' on.

Words and music by Lee Hays
copyright 1950 and 1951 by Folkways Music Publishers, New York, NY

Notes: A modern spiritual, with driving rhythm and subtle off-beats. We suggest that you ad-lib your own rises and falls to build the song toward the direction of your own excitement.

from The Weavers Song book, Harper & Borthers Publishers (1960) page 26

Weavers recording (Decca): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTiZMXnkrsA

Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, and Bess Lomax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzZbMQQEV3A


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