Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Wanderer


Written by Ernie Maresca and originally recorded by Dion. The song, with a 12-bar blues-base verse and an eight-bar bridge, tells the story of a travelling man and his many loves. The song is ranked #243 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.




D / / / 2 / / / 3 / / / 4 / / /
I'm the type of guy who never settles down
Where pretty girls are, you'll know that I'm around
G
I kiss 'em and I love 'em 'cause to me they're all the same
D
I hug 'em and I squeeze 'em, they don't even know my name
A G
They call me the Wanderer, yeah, Wanderer
D
I roam round and round and round and round
Verse 2: There's Flo on my left and there's Mary on my right
And Janie is the girl that I'll be with tonight
And when she asks me which one I love the best
I tear open my shirt and show Rosie on my chest
'Cause I'm the Wanderer, yeah, Wanderer
I roam round and round and round and round
Bridge: A
Well, I roam from town to town
Live life without a care
I'm as happy as a clown
B7 A7
With my 2 fists of iron but I'm goin' nowhere
Verse 3: I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place; I roam from town to town
And when I find myself a-fallin' for some girl
I hop right into that car of mine and drive around the world
'Cause I'm the Wanderer, yeah, Wanderer
I roam round and round and round and round
(instrumental; same pattern as verses)
(repeat verse 3, then repeat last 2 lines and fade)