Why Am I Leaving?

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A tribute to all wandering spirits, most especially my fellow troubadours and minstrels. Verses written walking from Sean Brewer's house to White Ave Edmonton, the day of Scott Cook's North Country Fair Afterbender at The Pawn Shop. Also couldn't have written this without TW and CCR and all those dirty Beats, Sam Cooke, Mike and Richard Rigby.

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The people's key! G C D

Why am I leaving my home again?
Why am I leaving my best good friends?
Why am I leaving my home again?
Somebody please make me want to stay.

Here comes that old feeling again
Old traveling bone trumps everything
Just like Ol' 55 I got those tears in my eyes
Lord help me see Scott's highway pearls tonight

Why am I leaving my home again?
Why am I leaving my best good friends?
Why am I leaving my home again?
Somebody please make me want to stay.

Well I guess I've got other friends
(They're in lower places)
And I can't stand not to see their faces
So while my stay-put roots ain't real strong
I got good boots and better songs
Come on and help me now, my fellow vagabonds...

Why am I leaving my home again?
Why am I leaving my best good friends?
Why am I leaving my home again?
Somebody please make me want to stay.

Somebody
Somebody
Somebody please make me want to stay
Somebody
Somebody
Somebody please make me want to stay

Nobody
Nobody
Nobody gonna make me want to stay
Nobody
Nobody
Nobody gonna make me want to stay

Why am I leaving my home again?
Why am I leaving my best good friends?
Why am I leaving my home again?
Somebody please make me want to stay.

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from Fool Become Wise, released October 5, 2013
Scott Dunbar, Lionel and Rosemarie Conant.

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Scott Dunbar British Columbia

Weaving spells in the ruddy campfire light, far into a night’s revelry, changing the limits of what a song can be.

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