"The Wanderer [From the Wanderers]" as written by and Paul Dudley Walden Pka Guru Josh....
Oh well I'm the type of guy who will never settle down
Where pretty girls are well, you know that I'm around
I kiss 'em and I love 'em 'cause to me they're all the same
I hug 'em and I squeeze 'em they don't even know my name
They call me the wanderer, yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around

Oh well there's Flo on my left and there's Mary on my right
And Janie is the girl with that I'll be with tonight
And when she asks me which one I love the best
I tear open my shirt I got Rosie on my chest
'Cause I'm the wanderer yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around

Oh well I roam from town to town
I go through life without a care
'Til I'm as happy as a clown
With my two fists of iron and I'm going nowhere

I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place I roam from town to town
And when I find myself a-fallin' for some girl, yeah
I hop right into that car of mine and ride around the world
Yeah I'm the wanderer, yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around, let's go

Oh yeah I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place I roam from town to town
And when I find myself a-fallin' for some girl
I hop right into that car of mine and ride around the world
'Cause I'm a wanderer, yeah a wanderer
I roam around around around, around, around
'Cause I'm a wanderer, yeah a wanderer
I roam around around around, aroundm around


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"The Wanderer" as written by Ernie Maresca

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., ERNEST MARESCA AND PAULA SIMON MARESCA MARITAL TRUST

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    General CommentHeard somewhere that Mary and Flo are tatoos on his arms and Rosie was a battleship tatoo on his chest. All his tatoos are named after the Women he has spent a night with.
    tlspatrioton September 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis was a popular song in its time....a peppy dance song about a sad fellow who's not much of a catch because so many girls have already had a piece of him. He's been with lots of pretty girls but "they don't even know his name". He mentions living life "without a care" and he's going "nowhere".

    To me, sad lyrics with a happy upbeat tempo are funny and can cheer you in their twisted dichotomy.....like the newer song "Man of Constant Sorrow" by Soggy Bottom Boys. You want to feel sorry for the subject of the lyrics but it's hilariously done so you just laugh. :)
    RoseTeaCup1216on December 20, 2013   Link

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