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Happy Wanderer

This is a fun tune – and EVERYONE sings along! Please use this as either a SOLO – DUET – or add the 3rd part for the accompaniment.

ALSO – study the style of the accompaniment in part 2 – harmony and counter-melody runs. AND the simple chords used in part 3.

Link – Happy Wanderer Key C – Solo – level 1

Link – Happy Wanderer 2nd accordion (this part can be added for DUET)

Link – Happy Wanderer 3rd Accordion

The Happy Wanderer (Lyrics)

I love to go a-wandering,
Along the mountain track,
And as I go, I love to sing,
My knapsack on my back.

Chorus:
Val-deri,Val-dera,
Val-deri,
Val-dera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri,Val-dera.
My knapsack on my back.

I love to wander by the stream
That dances in the sun,
So joyously it calls to me,
“Come! Join my happy song!”

I wave my hat to all I meet,
And they wave back to me,
And blackbirds call so loud and sweet
From ev’ry green wood tree.

High overhead, the skylarks wing,
They never rest at home
But just like me, they love to sing,
As o’er the world we roam.

Oh, may I go a-wandering
Until the day I die!
Oh, may I always laugh and sing,
Beneath God’s clear blue sky!

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