Rich is a Showman’s life - Matthews
Written for the BBC Radio 2 Radio Ballads ‘Fairgrounds and Attractions

This is the life I choose
It’s not the one for you
But yours is not the life for me
You plant your roots and fence them in
Mine blow in the wind

I’d like to buy some land
To park my caravan
But they don’t want no gypsies here
They build their homes in glass and stone
Mine was made to roam

Ask a showman if he’d trade
His caravan and the life he’s made
I don’t know one who’d take the offer
He’d say with certainty and pride
Rich is a showman’s life