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Posted By: Joe Offer
24-Jan-05 - 01:46 AM
Thread Name: Various songs from the Tom Paxton 6 album
Subject: DT Corr: I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
Somebody pointed out to me that the Digital Tradition had some typographical errors in the lyrics for this song:

I CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER WHERE I'M BOUND
(Tom Paxton)

It's a long and dusty road,
It's a hot and a heavy load
And the folks I meet ain't always kind.
Some are bad and some are good.
Some have done the best they could.
Some have tried to ease my troublin' mind.

[Chorus]
And I can't help but wonder where I'm bound,
Where I'm bound.
Can't help but wonder where I'm bound.

I've been wandering through this land
Doing the best I can,
Trying to find what I was meant to do.
And the people that I see
Look as worried as can be,
And it looks like they are wondering too.
[Chorus]

Oh, I had a little gal one time,
She had lips like sherry wine,
She loved me till my head went plumb insane.
But I was too blind to see
She was drifting away from me,
And my good gal went off on a morning train.
[Chorus]

Well, I had a buddy back home,
But he started out to roam,
And I hear he's out by 'Frisco Bay.
And sometimes when I've had a few,
His old voice comes a-ringing through,
And I'm going out to see him some old day.
[Chorus]

So, if you see me passing by,
And you sit and you wonder why,
And you wish that you were a rambler, too;
Nail your shoes to the kitchen floor,
Lace 'em up and bar the door,
Thank your stars for the roof that's over you.
[Chorus]


Source: CD booklet from Tom Paxton: Live For the Record
Sugar Hill Records, 1996 - with some corrections based on the recording

(the CD booklet says "ease my trouble in mind," but other sources say "troublin' mind."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2OnQ0ANO5Q