Recorded by The Stanley Brothers
I wandered a-gain -
To my home in the mountains
Where in youths' early dawn -
I was happy and free
I looked for my friends -
But I never could find them
I found they were all -
Rank strangers to me.
Ever'body I met (ECHO: ever'body I met)
Seemed to be a rank stranger (seemed to be a rank stranger)
No mother or dad (no mother or dad) ...
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Not a friend could I see (not a friend could I see)
They knew not my name (they knew not my name)
And I knew not their faces (and I knew not their faces)
I found they were all (I found they were all)
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Rank strangers to me (rank strangers to me).
"They've all moved away" - said the voice of a stranger
"To a beautiful home - by the bright crystal sea"
Some beautiful day - I'll meet 'em in heaven
Where no one will be - a stranger to me.