Happy Wanderer, The

DESCRIPTION: "I love to go a-wandering along the mountain track, And as I go, I love to sing, my knapsack on my back." The singer extols the joys of hiking and hopes to continue to do so
AUTHOR: Words: Edith Möller and Florenz Siegesmund / Music: Friedrich Wilhelm Möller /English translation: Antonia Ridge (source: Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs)
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1949 (Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs)
KEYWORDS: rambling nonballad travel campsong
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, pp. 145, 310, 332, "The Happy Wanderer" (notes only)
BoyScoutSongbook1997, p. 80, "The Happy Wanderer" (1 text)
DT, HAPWANDR*

SAME TUNE:
I Love to Go A-Gorging (Pankake/Pankake-PrairieHomeCompanionFolkSongBook, p. 32)
NOTES [25 words]: A genuine folk song, or just something they inflict upon kids at camp? Don't ask me. I learned it in elementary school, rather less than voluntarily. - RBW
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