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After listening to the song Cindi shared, I figured I'd attempt to write one for Van Dwellers. Can't write music but the words were easy.

THEY CALL US HOBOS, NO PLACE TO CALL HOME
NO STICKS AND BRICKS, WE CHOOSE TO ROAM
IN VANS AND RVS, TRAILERS AND TENTS
SEEING THE COUNTRY, AVOIDING HIGH RENTS

YOU GO IN A BUCKET? NOW THAT'S JUST UNCOUTH
IT'S TIME YOU GREW UP, YOU'RE RELIVING YOUR YOUTH
THEY MAY HAVE PORCELIN WITH PLUMBING AND SUCH
BUT WE HAVE OUR FREEDOM WITHOUT GIVING UP MUCH

OUR MEALS GET COOKED, WE JUST CARRY OUR GRILLS
OUR MR BUDDY HEATERS, THEY TAKE OFF THE CHILL
WE HAVE A NICE BED, JUST LIKE THEY DO
WHO THE HECK CARES WHERE WE CHOOSE TO GO POO

IF WE DON'T LIKE THE SNOW, WE JUST TRAVEL WEST
WHITE SAND BEACHES AND SUN, FLORIDA IS THE BEST
LOVE CITY NIGHTLIFE THE NORTHEAST HAS IT ALL
TALL TREES THEY BECKON. WE ANSWER THE CALL

WE HAVE OUR COMMUNITY, IT'S JUST SPREAD ROUND THE STATES
BOB WELLS IS OUR MENTOR WITH A WHOLE CAST OF MATES
OUR QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED, OUR FEARS GO AWAY
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING THEM ALL SOME DAY

RUBBER TRAMP RENDEVOUS, PUT A FACE TO A NAME
WE'RE ALL VERY DIFFERENT YET SOMEHOW THE SAME
CHEAP RV LIVING IS THE NAME OF OUR TEAM
WHAT WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON IS WERE LIVING OUR DREAM.
I just forwarded the lyrics to Stephen Sondheim, he should get back to you in a few weeks.
Time for you to get some business cards that read:

Kathleen Huffman
Wandering Poet and
Dog Groomer

Regards
John
That's pretty cool. Too bad there weren't any "mentors" out there when I started wandering all those years ago....might have saved me a bunch of learning time.
Who would have ever guessed there would one day be a website for folks like us....or even something called the internet, for that matter.
Love the lyrics and can't wait for the music!
(10-07-2014, 12:23 PM)bindi&us Wrote: [ -> ]Who would have ever guessed there would one day be a website for folks like us....or even something called the internet, for that matter.

Why, Al Gore thought of it when he was just a wee tyke. He just needed to wait until technology caught up to his vision.

Regards
John
I'd give a small part of my anatomy to have had the PC and Internet back in my high school daze in the early seventies!
One more verse to the poem

DRAGONFLY AND WAGONEER, IGGY, VANTRAMP AND LUCKY MIKE TOO
WE CALL STERNWAKE AND LEE REVELL FOR ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO
COMPASS AND OWL AND MOCK TURTLE CHIME IN, CASEY IS STILL AT THE MALL
CANT FORGET BINDI OR BELAS MOM, IF I COULD I WOULD MENTION THEM ALL

One more, this is the last I promise

THE MODERATERS DO THEIR JOB TO KEEP OUT THE SPAMMERS AND QUACKS
HATS OFF TO CYNDI, PATRICK AND PEACE AND THE OTHERS WHO WATCH OUR BACKS
ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE FUN JUST KEEP IT NICE NOT MEAN
NO RELIGION OR POLITICS AND TRY TO KEEP IT CLEAN
I like it! Maybe we will all be singing it around the campfire at RTR! I'll try not to sing too loud, lol! Bela might start howling!
I am still.............

at the mall, of course! Hah!
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