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Song title: The wanderer

(Ernest Maresca) Mijac Music

The wanderer

Oh well I'm the type of guy who will never settle down
Where pretty girls are well, you know that I'm around
I kiss 'em and I love'em 'cause to me they're all the same
I hug 'em and I squeeze 'em they don't even know my name
They call me the wanderer yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around...

Oh well there's Flo on my left and there's Mary on my right
And Janie is the girl with that I'll be with tonight
And when she asks me which one I love the best
I tear open my shirt I got Rosie on my chest
'Cause I'm the wanderer yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around...

Oh well I roam from town to town
I go through life without a care
'Til I'm as happy as a clown
With my two fists of iron and I'm going nowhere

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 ride around the world
Yeah I'm the wanderer yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around...

Oh yeah 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 ride around the world
Yeah 'cause I'm a wanderer yeah a wanderer
I roam around around around...
'Cause I'm a wanderer yeah a wanderer
I roam around around around...

I'm going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come
I'm going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come
They got a crazy way of loving there
And I'm gonna get me some

I'll be standing on the corner
On the corner of Twelfth Street and Vine
I'm gonna be standing on the corner
On the corner of Twelfth Street and Vine
With my Kansas City baby
And a bottle of Kansas City wine

Well I might take a train
I might take a plane, but if I have to walk
I'm gonna get there just the same
I'm going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come
They got a crazy way of loving there
And I'm gonna get me some

I'm gonna pack my clothes
Leave at the break of dawn
I'm gonna pack my clothes
Everybody will be sleeping
Nobody will know where I've gone
Cause if I stay in town
I know I'm gonna die
Gotta find a friendly city
And that's the reason why
I'm going to Kansas City
Kansas City here I come
They got a crazy way of loving there
And I'm gonna get me some


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 25/07/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 20/08/1994 Marz American Style, Long Branch,NJ ,USA
 - 18/10/1995 Tramps Night Club, New York,NY ,USA
 - 10/04/2005 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 21/09/2009 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA ,USA during the Working on a dream tour

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First known live performance: 25/07/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 21/09/2009 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA ,USA

Song 'history':


One only rendering for this song in the 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area (25/07/1982 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA)
One only rendering for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (21/09/2009 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA ,USA)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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