The Happy Wanderer    (1953)

(English translation)

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

Val-deri, Val-dera
Val-deri
Val-der-ha-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!"

Val-deri, Val-dera
Val-deri
Val-der-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri, Val-dera
"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

Val-deri, Val-dera
Val-deri
Val-der-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri, Val-dera
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

Val-deri, Val-dera
Val-deri
Val-der-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri, Val-dera
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!

Val-deri, Val-dera
Val-deri
Val-der-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Val-deri, Val-dera
Beneath God's clear blue sky!

Beneath God's clear blue sky!

Lyrics by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller.
Composed by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller.
Recorded by Obernkirchen Children's Choir; Frankie Yankovic; many others.


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