Richard Farina wrote this song and recorded it often with his wife Mimi. I recently purchased an anthology of their music and I'm delighted with it. Richard's work on the mountain dulcimer is inspiring and Mimi is a great guitar picker. This particular song appears on their album Celebrations for a Gray Day and twice on Memories including a recording with Peter Yarrow or Peter, Paul, and Mary. Each recording is unique.
Those of you who aren't guitarist can ignore anything enclosed in  straight braces. Those a guitar chords. I hope you enjoy the lyrics.
N[C]o use crying, tal[F]king to a stranger,N[C]aming the sorrows you've s[G]een.[G7]T[C]oo many sad times, t[F]oo many bad times,A[C]nd nobody kn[G7]ows what you m[C]ean.Chorus:[C]Ah, but if somehow you could p[F]ack up your sorrows,[C]And give them all to [G]me,Y[C]ou would lose them, I[F] know how to use them,G[C]ive them [G7]all to [C]me.No use rambling, walking in the shadows,Trailing a wandering star.No one beside you, no one to hide you,Nobody knows where you are.Chorus.No use gambling, running in the darkness,Looking for a spirit that's free.Too many wrong times, too many long times,Nobody knows what you see.Chorus.No use roaming, lying by the roadside,Seeking a satisfied mind.Too many highways, too many byways,And nobody's walking behind.Chorus.
This song still gives us something to think about after 40 years.
Copyright 2005 by Mark Leon Winegar