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    Once in while I sing what I can remember of the German version of the Happy Wanderer:

    Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann
    Und mir steckt's auch im Blut;
    Drum wandr' ich froh so lang ich kann
    Und schwenke meinen Hut.
    Valeri, valera,
    Valeri, valera ha ha ha ha ha,
    Valeri, valera,
    Und schwenke meinen Hut.

    Das Wandern schafft stets frische Lust,
    Erhält das Herz gesund,
    Frei atmet draußen meine Brust,
    Froh singet stets mein Mund.
    Valeri, valera,
    Valeri, valera ha ha ha ha ha,
    Valeri, valera,
    Froh singet stets mein Mund.

    Warum singt dir das Vögelein
    So freudevoll sein Lied?
    Weil's nimmer hockt, landaus, landein
    Durch and're Fluren zieht.
    Valeri, valera,
    Valeri, valera ha ha ha ha ha,
    Valeri, valera,
    Durch and're Fluren zieht.

    Was murmelt's Bächlein dort und rauscht
    So lustig hin durch's Rohr?
    Weil's frei sich regt, mit Wonne lauscht
    Ihm dein empfänglich Ohr.
    Valeri, valera,
    Valeri, valera ha ha ha ha ha,
    Valeri, valera,
    Ihm dein empfänglich Ohr.

    Drum trag ich's Ränzel und den Stab
    Weit in die Welt hinein,
    Und werde bis ans kühle Grab
    Ein froher Wandrer sein.
    Valeri, valera,
    Valeri, valera ha ha ha ha ha,
    Valeri, valera,
    Ein froher Wandrer sein.
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    Compliments f James Taylor:

    "Walking Man"


    Moving in silent desperation, keeping an eye on the Holy Land.
    A hypothetical destination, say, who is this walking man?

    Well, the leaves have come to turning and the goose has gone to fly,
    And bridges are for burning, so don't you let that yearning pass you by.
    Walking man, walking man walks.
    Any other man stops and talks but the walking man walks.

    Well the frost is on the pumpkin and the hay is in the barn.
    Pappy's come to rambling on, stumbling around drunk down on the farm.

    And the walking man walks. Doesn't know nothing at all.
    Any other man stops and talks but the walking man walks on by, walk on by.

    Most everybody's got seed to sow. It ain't always easy for a weed to grow, oh no.
    So he don't hoe the row for no one, for sure he's always missing,
    and something ain't never quite right.
    Ah, but who would want to listen to you kissing his existence good night?

    Walking man walk. Walk on by my door. Well, any other man stops and talks
    but not the walking man. He's the walking man, born to walk, walk on walking man.
    Well now, would he have wings to fly? Would he be free?
    Golden wings against the sky, walking man, walk on by.
    So long, walking man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recalc View Post
    Talkin' to myself again
    Wondering if this travelin' is good
    Is there something better we'd be doing if we could
    And oh the stories we could tell
    And if this all blows up and goes to hell
    I can still see us sittin on the bed in some motel
    Listenin' to the stories we could tell

    Stories We Could Tell - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    Wow, I always thought that was a Buffett song - had to look it up, apparently it was written by John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful - learn something new every day!


    Here's my entry -

    "When through the woods, and forest glades I wander
    And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
    When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
    And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee;
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art!"

    (Second verse of the famous hymn)

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    Marching on... Rain or shine
    Mammoths of the forest... Worlds collide

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighlandsHiker View Post
    Wow, I always thought that was a Buffett song - had to look it up, apparently it was written by John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful - learn something new every day!


    Here's my entry -

    "When through the woods, and forest glades I wander
    And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
    When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
    And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee;
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art!"

    (Second verse of the famous hymn)
    Also one of my favorites. Sang it at a non-denominational Sunday service at Kennedy Meadows during my PCT thru. When I want to get a move on for a road walk, for example, I like to put on Boston. One of my favorites is "Walk On" last verse:

    Everybody's got to find a way
    And everybody's trying everyday to remind you
    What's standing behind you?
    What's it take to see?
    What's it take to believe right from wrong/
    Never knowing where you belong
    Walk On
    Walk On
    Walk On
    There's no turning back
    Walk On
    Get your train on the track
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighlandsHiker View Post
    Here's my entry -
    "When through the woods, and forest glades I wander
    And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
    When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
    And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:
    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee;
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art!"
    (Second verse of the famous hymn)
    That verse is certainly applicable to being out in nature. But, the third verse of that same hymn really packs a punch =)

    Some other hymns that come to mind when I'm out hiking from time to time-
    Walking in Sunshine
    "Walking in sunshine, all of my journey, over the mountains, through the deep vales..."
    This is my Father's World
    "This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears, all nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres..."
    Who?
    "Who flung the stars out into space and holds them in their proper place, who like a curtain stretched the sky and made a place for birds to fly..."
    For the beauty of the Earth
    "For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies..."

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    I love that Avett Brothers song and that Lord Huron song! Both excellent hiking music. Another good Lord Huron one is "Ends of the Earth"

    If you want something with very obvious relevance, I like "Keep On Walking" by Passenger, or "Take a Walk" by Passion Pit. Especially this rhyme in Keep On Walking:
    "And I thought to myself, "Oh, son
    You may be lost in more ways than one"
    But I've a feeling that it's more fun
    Than knowing exactly where you are"

    I also like the song "Carry On" by Fun

    "If you're lost and alone
    Or you're sinking like a stone
    Carry on
    May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground
    Carry on"

    And there's this very applicable song by Jared and the Mill. (They kinda sound like a Mumford and Sons cover band so they're a good listen if you like banjos and angst)
    "[Verse 1]
    Rode south before the winter
    I took shelter in your eyes
    Perched all the way to Brooklyn
    I didn't ask for nothin'
    But a place to spend the night
    And I've never felt the winds blow
    Like they do in Tennessee
    They weren't all that strong
    But carried them a song
    That reminded you to me

    [Chorus]
    But can you tell me
    About the moon that rises earlier up north?
    Or how the hills, where they sing
    In the early part of spring?
    Where the road goes on forever
    Like the pictures that we see
    When we're lost, scared and tired
    When we run free

    [Verse 2]
    But they say, "Boy, you're looking skinny
    Should you really go this hard?
    You're doing it for nothin'
    These risky miles you're truckin'
    Are crazy as they are far"
    Well, I know that there's a reason
    Why the rains keep rolling in
    The creosote is bloomin'
    The wrens are busy croonin'
    And the stark is turning in



    And if you don't want something so brooding and more about just relishing a moment in the outdoors in good weather, I love this song by Oh Honey:


    "Fresh cut grass, one cold beer
    Thank the Lord I am here and now, here and now
    Summer dress, favorite park
    Bless your soul, we are here and now, here and now

    I'm wide awake, so what's the point of dreaming when your life is great?
    Celebrate the feeling, celebrate the feeling

    Can't complain about much these days, I believe we'll be okay
    Oh oh oh oh
    Can't complain about much these days, I believe we'll be okay
    Oh oh oh oh, We're sleeping out, I believe we'll be okay

    Sun kissed skin on my lips
    Thank the Lord I am here and now, here and now
    Fireflies after dark
    Bless your soul, we are here and now, here and now"
    A.T. 2018 Thru-hiker
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnspenn View Post
    That verse is certainly applicable to being out in nature. But, the third verse of that same hymn really packs a punch =)

    Some other hymns that come to mind when I'm out hiking from time to time-
    Walking in Sunshine
    "Walking in sunshine, all of my journey, over the mountains, through the deep vales..."
    This is my Father's World
    "This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears, all nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres..."
    Who?
    "Who flung the stars out into space and holds them in their proper place, who like a curtain stretched the sky and made a place for birds to fly..."
    For the beauty of the Earth
    "For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies..."
    Quite refreshing to see this on Whiteblaze! Thank you!

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