One for the money, I’ll sing for a penny
Two for the show, any song that you know
Three to get ready, the wide world is waiting
And four to go, it’s been got to know you
And four to go we’ve a long way to go.
I have traveled all over this land
And there’s only one thing that I’ve found
When the wide world calls you must leave friends and all
Leaving a song behind for a time,
Leaving a song behind.
Some value riches and some value things
And some value women and wine
But a song and a friend at each turn of the bend
Are riches I’d rather were mine, any time
Are riches I’d rather were mine,
When I am gone may my song linger on
May its sound fall soft on your ears
May you all live in peace, may your friendship increase
And happiness grow through the years, my friend
And happiness grow through the years.
Good times are over but it’s not the end
Of friendships made truer by time
Your hearts will mend, you’ll come back again
For friendship is yours and mine, for all time
Friendship is yours and mine.