TRAVELLING GIRL

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Hey, you're out in the world and you've gone on the road,  
Far away from all you've ever known.  
And there's no one who knows you to tell what you do to  
The watchdogs awaiting back home, 
     For your Mother's not here, and your Father's not near, 
     And your boyfriend is maybe alone, 
     And you know you are free to be who you want to-- 
     But you're longing to talk to some one. 
        You can--c'mon--talk to me 
        And I'll sing you a song that I'll write about the 
 
Travelling Girl, you're seeing the world, 
Just like me when I was young like you. 
As you can see, I'm still one the road, 
That could happen to you too.  
That could happen to you too. 
 
And you're wanting to tell me the tale of your life, 
All as short and as sweet as that is. 
But I don't want you to ask me about my ex-wife, 
When the night is a short one like this, 
     For you turn me around with your beautiful smile 
     And your half-innocence of the young, 
     And I know I am free to be who I want to-- 
     But I'm ready to be with some one 
        I could talk to you 
        Maybe you'll do even though 
           Our directions are different, 
           But the road is the same 
           And the journey is always ahead: 
           One thing I've learned about life is that what 
           You did NOT do is what you regret 
           Every time--you just can't forget it, 
           It sticks in your mind!  
 
Travelling Girl, you're seeing the world, 
Just like me when I was young like you. 
As you can see, I'm still one the road, 
That could happen to you too.  
That could happen to you too. 
 
So let's talk about travel, let's talk about places, 
Explore fantasies in our mind. 
Let's forget all the others, those far-away-faces, 
Let's capture this moment of time 
     And let's wrap one another in auras of mystery, 
     Create histories of our own 
     For you know we are free to be who we want to 
     And tomorrow we both could be gone. 
        You never know, 
        Life's a highway, 
        A live-and-die way 
        Are you going my way? 
 
Travelling Girl, you're seeing the world, 
Just like me when I was young like you. 
As you can see, I'm still one the road, 
That could happen to you too.  
That could happen to you too. 

3R

Paris
August 1986

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Dm          C                           Dm 
Hey, you're out in the world and you've gone on the road,  
 
     G                        C 
Far away from all you've ever known.  
 
            Am                      F 
And there's no one who knows you to tell what you do to  
 
    Dm                      G 
The watchdogs awaiting back home, 
 
              Am                          F 
     For your Mother's not here, and your Father's not near, 
 
              G                   C 
     And your boyfriend is maybe alone, 
 
             Am                      C 
     And you know you are free to be who you want to-- 
 
                Dm         G            F 
     But you're longing to talk to some one. 
 
                                C 
        You can--c'mon--talk to me 
 
                            F              G           Am 
        And I'll sing you a song that I'll write about the 
 
 
           G            Am         G 
Travelling Girl, you're seeing the world, 
 
F         C             G          G7 
Just like me when I was young like you. 
 
           F-Fm           C 
As you can see, I'm still one the road, 
 
G          F             C 
That could happen to you too.  
 
F          Dm     G7     C 
That could happen to you too. 
 
 
 
                        C
        I could talk to you 
 
                     F       G
        Maybe you'll do even though 
 
               G7 
           Our directions are different, 
 
                   Gm
           But the road is the same 
 
                   F                  Fm
           And the journey is always ahead: 
 
           Am                           G
           One thing I've learned about life is that what 
 
                   F         Fm         C
           You did NOT do is what you regret 
 
                 Am                      F      G
           Every time--you just can't forget it, 
 
                             Am
           It sticks in your mind!  
 
 
 
 
                  C
        You never know, 
 
                 Am
        Life's a high-way, 
 
                   F
        A live-and-die way 
 
                G        Am
        Are you going my way? 

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