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The Happy Wanderer song was written for the Obernkirchen Children's Choir of Germany to sing in a 1953 musical competition in Wales. Edith Moller, the choir's conductor, wrote the German words with another woman, and Edith's brother Friedrich-Wilhelm wrote the music. The choir won their competition, which was broadcast by the BBC, and the song became a international hit. The choir was invited to perform all around the world and even appeared twice on the Ed Sullivan show. Later, someone named Antonia Ridge wrote English words for the tune.

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!
Category: Song Other Ensembles Featuring Harmonica Traditional Period
Time Signature 4 /4 Key Signature   D Major also featuring Guitar, Voice Play MP3 using player below.

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