Kris Kristofferson

Ramblin’ Man (The Drifter)

 

I am just a ramblin’ man

I do my living where I can

And any road or highway is my home

 

Don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow

Keeping just ahead of sorrow

I’m a rolling stone

 

I left my home when I was ten

To try to see the world and learn

A little bit about the things I didn’t know

 

Labor crews and gandy dancers

Told me questions without answers

I learn less the further on I go

 

*Chorus

 

         Hear the sea, calling me

         Travel on, the day I die

         Know that I will be alone

 

I have tasted love’s sweet wine

And there are many women

That I knew I have the right to call my own

 

But my life’s much too short duration

To be spent in one location

And I’ll always be a rolling stone

 

Nights I’ve drifted on the river

Gazing at the stars so far

Above the dark that is their own

 

Life is like a lonely river

Drifting on and into never

And like every star I’m alone

 

**Repeat chorus

        

**Repeat first verse

Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson (1957) c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved

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