Long Long Road to Travel Alone

I always thought I’d like to roam
One day I started alone
Out in this old wide wicked world
Away from friends and home

    It’s a long long road to travel alone
    And when the day is gone
    No place to pillow my head at night
    Only on the cold cold stone

I’ve travelled around from town to town
Now it’s time that I settled down
I’ve had my fill of rambling around
And now I am homeward bound

One day a letter came to me
And this is what it read
Come home my boy to the old homestead
Your father and mother are dead

It’s been a long road to travel alone
I wish I had never roamed
I thought I’d soon see my mother and dad
But now I am left alone