I kinda like old Tennessee Ernie's version best!
THE CRY OF THE WILD GOOSE
Recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford
Words and Music by Terry Gilkyson
Tonight I heard the wild goose cry
Wingin' north in the lonely sky
Tried to sleep, but it ain't no use
'Cause I am the brother to the old wild goose.
My heart knows what the wild goose knows
And I must go where the wild goose goes
Wild goose, brother goose, which is best-
A wanderin' foot or a heart at rest?
The cabin is warm and the snow is deep
And I got a woman, who lies asleep
When she wakes at tomorrow's dawn
She'll find, poor critter, that her man is gone.
My woman was kind and true to me
Thinks she loves me, the more fool she!
She's gotta learn that it ain't no use
To love the brother to the old wild goose.
Spring is comin' and the ice will break
And I can't linger, for a woman's sake
She'll see a shadow pass overhead
She'll find - a feather -'side my bed.
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