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The Dabbling Traveler

This song was created for Game of Bands round 153 : "Music from your Homeland(s)"

Lyrics:

THE DABBLING TRAVELER
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VERSE
(00:17) Well I travel around the world
Through the oceans and the ground
(00:21) Feeling free as a bird
Playing every kind of sound
(00:25) Every single instrument
Sings when within my grasp
(00:29) Making every day a new event
Living life till my last gasp
(00:33) Finding things both good and bad
In the people that I meet
(00:37) But I'm a nonjdugemental nomad
Who likes new things to eat
(00:41) From California went to Boston
then to the Netherlands
(00:45) Flew to Africa, got lost in
(00:48) Sahata's desert sands

PRECHORUS
(00:51) I'm a dabbler
Seek adventure where I can
(00:54) I'm a traveler
I always liiiive where I am
(00:58) I'm a preacher
Who left his flock to stray
(01:02) I'm a seeker
To find what's far away

CHORUS
(01:08) All the way around the world,and back to where I began....
(01:12) [SMALL MUSICAL INTERLUDE/.LEAD UP TO VERSES]

VERSE
(01:17) Sailed east on the Mediterranean
into the Middle East
(01:21) Slept in a castle Transyalvanian
Enjoyed a German Feast
(01:25) Headed up to a Polish fair
And then a Russian dance
(01:29) Then to China without a care
I went to India by chance
(01:33) Hopped a plane to Australia
New Zealand was close nearby
(01:37) Left Europe and Asia
Waved to my new friends goodbye
(01:41) Came onto the shores of west Chile
south to Antartica
(01:45) Ate Peruvian food to fill me
Played harmonica

PRECHORUS
(01:41) I'm a dabbler
Seek adventure where I can
(01:45) I'm a traveler
I always liiiive where I am
(01:49) I'm a preacher
Who left his flock to stray
(01:53) I'm a seeker
To find what's far away

(01:49) Partied all night in deep Brazil
and got to Venezuela
(01:53) Up through the Gulf of Mexico
Came to the US a sailor
(01:57) After Florida came Boston town
drinking and having fun
(02:01) Then over to Ohio, Michigan
My trip is nearly done

PRECHORUS
(02:06) I'm a dabbler
Seek adventure where I can
(02:10) I'm a traveler
I always liiiive where I am
(02:14) I'm a preacher
Who left his flock to stray
(02:18 ) I'm a seeker
To find what's far away

CHORUS
(02:22) [Over interlude part]
All the way around the world,and back to where I began....
(02:26) REPEAT [SMALL MUSICAL INTERLUDE]

PUNCHY PART [Yelled]
(02:30) Everytime I depart a place!
I leave a special stamp!
(02:34) Put a special thing to leave a trace!
Mark from this wandering scamp!

SOLO
(02:38) -(02:45)

PRECHORUS
(02:45) I'm a dabbler
Seek adventure where I can
(02:49) I'm, a traveler
I always liiiive where I am
(02:52) I'm a preacher
Who left his flock to stray
(02:56 ) I'm a seeker
To find what's far away

CHORUS 2:
(03:00) All the way around the world,
and back to where I began.
(03:05) Standing still just seems absurd
I am the travelin' man
(03:09) Every hour I think of you
Some day I will return
(03:13) Until then I can get a view
Left behind all my concerns

[Yelled, with emotion]
(03:20) I'm a dabbler!
Seek adventure where I can!
(03:24) I'm, a traveler!
I always liiiive where I am!
(03:28) I'm a preacher !
Who left his flock to stray!
(03:32 ) I'm a seeker!
To find what's far away!

CHORUS 3:
(03:36) Back to where I began.
All the way around the world,
(03:40) I am the travelin' man
Standing still just seems absurd
(03:44) Some day I will return
Every hour I think of you
(03:49) Leave behind all my concerns
Until then I get a view !

FINAL LINE
(03:53) All the way around the world,and back to where I began!
[Exit]

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