Another Song

Recently, I posted this, which I said was the only true song I ever wrote.   That’s no longer true.  A refrain from a Dylan-inspired verse I wrote back in 1968 began to percolate in my brain, and it has just expanded into my second song.

Fortune Smiles on a Motherless Child

Intro(1):
Well, Life, it is fleeting,
And rain, it is sleeting,
And I have no where to go.
But still, I can ramble,
And with cards, I can gamble,
So I’m heading out on the road.

Chorus:
Fortune smiles on a motherless child,
Fortune smiles on a motherless child,
Got no relations; I’m running wild.
Fortune smiles on a motherless child.

Verse(1):
My backpack is stuffed with food,
The long road lies before me,
There is no one to hold me,
I got no place to be.
Got all that I need, just my backpack and me.
Don’t need nobody to love.
But still I feel grateful
For the heavens above.

Repeat Chorus.

Intro(2):
Well, someone once loved me,
Well, someone once kissed me,
Now she’s gone, she’s far away.
But still, I can ramble,
And with cards, I can gamble,
So I’m heading out on the road.

Repeat Chorus.

Verse(2):
The Earth, it is my mother,
My Father is the sky.
If ever, I’m not between them,
I’ll know I’m going to die.
Got all that I need; don’t care about love.
I laugh at snow and rain.
Fortune smiles on a motherless child,
And he don’t mind the pain.

Repeat Chorus.