The Happy Wanderer
Obernkirchen Children's Choir; Frankie Yankovic; many others 1953
  (Coyote 845)   Don Coy

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
I love to go a wandering along the mountain track
And as I go I love to sing, my knapsack on my back

Allemande and weave
Val-deri, Val-dera
Swing and promenade the ring
Val-deri, Val-dera
My knapsack on my back


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (sides) promenade all the way around the ring
Sides (heads) square thru 4
4 hands and then, touch 1/4, scoot back
Boys fold, girls turn back, that corner swing
Swing and promenade that ring
Val-deri, Val-dera
My knapsack on my back


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
I love to wander by the stream that dances in the sun
So joyfully it calls to me, come join my happy song

Allemande left and weave
Val-deri, Val-dera
Swing and promenade the ring
Val-deri, Val-dera
My knapsack on my back


CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
I wave my hat to all I meet and they wave back to me
And blackbirds call so loud and sweet from every green wood tree

Allemande and weave
Val-deri, Val-dera
Swing and promenade the ring
Val-deri, Val-dera
My knapsack on my back


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My knapsack on my back

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Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=3060