Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound: Tom Paxton

This is about my favorite Tom Paxton. It first appeared on his 1964 album Ramblin’ Boy.

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  1. OMOT Says:


    Great song. Tom Paxton is one of those people who never seemed to get all the attention (I always thought) he deserved–he just seemed to get lost in the shuffle, though he’s certainly been influential, for all that.

    Recently, it seems that people have been paying somewhat more attention, but it’s a shame they’ve come so late to the party, so to speak–they’ve missed a lot of good stuff over the years.

    But better late than never.

    TP is all over YouTube, as I’m sure you know. Below is a link to an early appearance on the BBC’s Tonight In Person from 1966. “The Last Thing On My Mind” has always been one of my favorites.

    We were certainly young then, weren’t we?


    • katry Says:

      This is utterly fantastic-so pure of sound, and we were, as you said, so very young, and I am also amazed at how young Tom looks. In 1964 when he recorded this I was a junior in high school.

      This song too is among my favorites of his. I have it listed as the last song I want sung at my funeral as the people are leaving. I decided that in no way do I want all the traditional hymns sung-that wouldn’t be me- so several years ago I made a list. It has changed a bit over the years but this has always been my exit song. I’m hoping people have a sense of humor about it.

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