Day 05: A song that is often stuck in your head
Maybe Tomorrow | Terry Bush
One of my favourite television shows when I was a child was the classic The Littlest Hobo. A delightful programme about a homeless German Shepherd dog who roamed the country seeking out people to help. After helping them he would then move on in his quest to be the most helpful dog in the history of the known universe. It was never made apparent why Hobo wanted to help so many people as his back story was never explained on-screen, but help people he did, and we all fell in love with him in the process.
The theme song to the show was written by Terry Bush and it is, without question, one of the most catchy theme songs ever written. In fact, when I began traveling in the late 90s I adopted it as my official backpacking anthem. Whenever I was moving on to my next destination I would begin singing the song, sometimes in my head, sometimes out loud, but always with a smile on my face.
In fact, I love the song so much, that when I established my first website in 2001, I named it Come Travel Light in honor of this fantastic tune.
Today, the song reminds me of my childhood, and it reminds me of those endless days I spent traversing the globe. An adventure that saw me encounter dozens of beautiful souls, whom I would try to help in whatever way I could, out of respect for my childhood idol.
So, without further ado, everyone sing along now…
There’s a voice that keeps on calling me
Down the road is where I’ll always be
Every stop I make, I’ll make a new friend
Can’t stay for long, just turn around and I’m gone again
Maybe tomorrow, I’ll want to settle down
Until tomorrow, I’ll just keep moving on
Down this road, that never seems to end
Where new adventure, lies just around the bend
So if you want to join me for a while
Just grab your hat, come travel light
That’s hobo style
~ from Maybe Tomorrow ~