I Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound Lyrics

Tom Paxton


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writers: Tom Paxton
album: Track 9 in album Ramblin' Boy
release date: 1964
popularity : 37 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Folk
length: 3:42
composer: Tom Paxton
lyricist: Tom Paxton

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"It's a long and a dusty road, it's a hot and a heavy load,
And the folks I meet ain't always kind.
Some are bad, some are good, some have done the best they could,
Some have tried to ease my troubled mind.

And I can't help but wonder where I'm bound, where I'm bound,
I can't help but wonder where I'm bound.

Well, I've been around this land, just a-doin' the best I can,
Tryin' to find what I was meant to do,
And the faces that I see look as worried as can be,
And it looks like they are a-wonderin' too.

And I can't help but wonder where I'm bound, where I'm bound,
I can't help but wonder where I'm bound.

Well, I had a little girl one time, she had lips like sherry wine
And she loved me till my head went plumb insane.
But I was too blind to see she was drifting away from me,
And my good gal went off on a morning train.

And I can't help but wonder where I'm bound, where I'm bound,
I can't help but wonder where I'm bound.

I had a buddy way back home, but he started out to roam,
And I hear he's out by Frisco bay.
And sometimes when I've had a few, his old voice comes singin' through,
And I’m goin' out to see him some old day.

And I can't help but wonder where I'm bound, where I'm bound,
I can't help but wonder where I'm bound..

If you see me passin' by and you sit and wonder why,
And you wish that you were a rambler too,
Nail your shoes to the kitchen floor, lace 'em up and bar the door,
And thank the stars for the roof that's over you.

And I can't help but wonder where I'm bound, where I'm bound,
I can't help but wonder where I'm bound."


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 A Job of Work
  • 2 A Rumblin' in the Land
  • 3 When Morning Breaks
  • 4 Daily News
  • 5 What Did You Learn in School Today
  • 6 The Last Thing on My Mind
  • 7 Harper
  • 8 Fare Thee Well, Cisco
  • 9 I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
  • 10 High Sheriff of Hazard
  • 11 My Lady's a Wild Flying Dove
  • 12 Standing on the Edge of Town
  • 13 I'm Bound for the Mountains and the Sea
  • 14 Goin' to the Zoo
  • 15 Ramblin' Boy