Lonely Road (Paul Robeson)

“Lonely Road” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Lonely Road” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: Henrik Ege.
Tune: Eric Ansell.


I’ve been trampin’ all the day,
Underneath the skies of grey,
But the home I’m headin’ for
Seems far away.

Lonely Road, I’m weary and beat;
You hard and stony road,
You’re burnin’ my feet,
As I go tramp, tramp, trampin’ on,
Headin’ for I dunno where.
Lonely Road, you’re gettin’ me down
‘Cause you’re the only road
That leads to the town;
I’ve got to tramp, tramp, tramp along,
Draggin’ my load of despair.
I don’t know or care where you go to;
I’m lonely and sad as can be;
Got no pal to shout a “hello” to;
There’s only my shadow and me.
Lonely Road, please come to an end;
You dark and lonely road,
I’m countin’ each bend,
As I go tramp, tramp, trampin on,
Headin’ for I dunno where.

Lonely Road, I’m weary and beat;
You hard and stony road,
You’re burnin’ my feet,
As I go tramp, tramp, trampin’ on,
Headin’ for I dunno where.
Lonely Road, you’re gettin’ me down
‘Cause you’re the only road
That leads to the town;
I’ve got to tramp, tramp, tramp along,
Draggin’ my load of despair.
I don’t know or care where you go to;
I’m lonely and sad as can be;
Got no pal to shout a “hello” to;
There’s only my shadow and me.
Lonely Road, please come to an end;
You dark and lonely road,
I’m countin’ each bend,
As I go tramp, tramp, trampin on,
Headin’ for I dunno where.


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