Wanderin'

"Wanderin'" is from Steven Mark Kohn's first volume of American Folk Songs arrangements. Kohn's folk song collections are published by Classical Vocal Repertoire (links listed below).

Date: 2000Composer: Steven Mark KohnText: Traditional

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Wanderin’
Traditional Folk Song

I been a wanderin’ early,
I been a wanderin’ late,
From New York City
To the Golden Gate.
And it looks like
I’m never gonna cease
My wanderin’…

Been a-workin’ in the army
And workin’ on a farm,
All I got to show for it
Is a muscle in my arm.
And it looks like
I’m never gonna cease
My wanderin’…

There’s snakes upon the mountain
And eels in the sea
Twas a red-headed woman
Made a wreck of me.
And it looks like
I’m never gonna cease
My wanderin’…

Ashes to ashes
And dust to dust,
If whiskey don’t get ya,
Then the woman must.
And it looks like
I’m never gonna cease
My wanderin’…

Sheet Music

American Folk Set, Book 1 (High Voice)

Composer(s): Steven Mark Kohn

Voice Type: High

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American Folk Set, Book 1 (Medium Low)

Composer(s): Steven Mark Kohn

Voice Type: Medium Low

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American Folk Set, Book 1 (Medium Voice)

Composer(s): Steven Mark Kohn

Voice Type: Medium

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