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Wanderer (4:11) by Michael Van
an old folk song that I wrote when I was young


I have been a Wanderer © Michael VanArsdale 1978

I have been a Wanderer, I've wandered across the land
I have been a Wanderer, I lost my true loves hand
She did not understand

Wanderer, Oh Wanderer, you wander much too far
Wanderer, Oh Wanderer, wander to my arms

I have been a sailing man, I've sailed across the sea
I have been a sailing man, but my baby don't love me
she said it could not be

I have been a fighting man, fighting for the right
I have been a fighting man, I won my true loves hand
now I never leave her sight


from Dreaming Myself Awake, released September 23, 2013
with Alan Bond on Mandolin and Backing Vocals, Kit Eakle on Fiddle, Sean Caffey on Steel Guitar, Mark Cheley on Bass



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Michael Van San Francisco, California

Michael Van comes from Georgia and dishes up the twang with a bit of deep introspection, exploring the lines between love and fear, self and no self, and the plain truth of reality. Alan Bond (of Dark Hollow) brings his famous mandolin leads and strong vocal harmony to the mix, while local legend Larry Lawson (from Blue Lizard) holds the bottom. Together they form the Movers. ... more

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