Wand'rin' Star

Album: Paint Your Wagon soundtrack (1969)
Charted: 1
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  • I was born under a wandrin' star
    I was born under a wandrin' star
    Wheels are made for rollin'
    Mules are made to pack
    I've never seen a sight that didn't look better looking back

    I was born under a wandrin' star
    Mud can make you prisoner, and the plains can bake you dry
    Snow can burn your eyes, but only people make you cry
    Home is made for comin' from, for dreams of goin' to
    Which with any luck will never come true
    I was born under a wandrin' star
    I was born under a wandrin' star

    Do I know where hell is?
    Hell is in hello
    Heaven is goodbye for ever, it's time for me to go
    I was born under a wandrin' star
    A wandrin' wandrin' star

    (Mud can make you prisoner, and the plains can bake you dry)
    (Snow can burn your eyes, but only people make you cry)
    (Home is made for comin' from, for dreams of goin' to)
    (Which with any luck will never come true)
    (I was born under a wandrin' star)
    (I was born under a wandrin' star)

    When I get to heaven tie me to a tree
    Or I'll begin to roam, and soon you know where I will be
    I was born under a wandrin' star
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Comments: 2

  • Adrian Chan from MalaysiaThe spookiest song I've ever heard! Gives me goose pimples!
  • Greg from Shelbyville, KyLong one of my favorite movies. This song got a lot of airplay in the US, at least on what we would now call Adult Contemporary stations. Back then, they were Middle of the Road (MOR).
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