The Wanderer- Dion

The amazing Dion DiMucci. In the late 50’s Dion teamed with The Belmonts and had a number of chart successes, however due to creative differences and a heroin addiction they split in 1960. He went on to have a long lasting solo career. His biggest hits include The Wanderer, Runaround Sue and Abraham, Martin and John. In the mind of the public he seems to get mixed up with Del Shannon a lot, and while they did have some similarities, if you actually listen to the songs you can tell the difference.

Dion is still performing to this day and adding a new twist to his old hits as well as singing gospel music and running an outreach program for recovering addicts.

The Wanderer

(c) Maresca, Ernie

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
And I’m as happy as a clown
I 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 fallin’ for some girl
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

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 drive around the world

Yeah, ’cause I’m a wanderer
Yeah, a wanderer
I roam around, around, around

‘Cause I’m a wanderer
Yeah, a wanderer
I roam around, around, around

‘Cause I’m a wanderer
Yeah, a wanderer

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