My story starts back when I was 7 years old. I am 42 now. I always loved playing music. When I was a young teenager I started a band with my friends who lived around the corner from me. We played together until our early 20's and then life got in the way. Fast forward 20 years later and we are together again. The only problem is none of us have really played much these past 20 years so we are basically relearning. So we decided to start learning cover tunes. This is our music journey.
This is an interesting song. After researching it's origins I found an interesting story. If the story is true or not I don't know. I listed that version and if it wasn't straight lifted it was heavily borrowed from. I like Mary Hopkins version myself.
Either way it's one of those songs that makes you sit back and reminisce about simpler days...
The origins of the melody appear to be strongly claimed by the Russians, and Russian gypsies consider it their song. The name of this song seems to be "Dorogo' Dlinnoyu" and translated means "By a long road (or way)" or "Along a long road (or way)" or "On a long way." Some sources claim it was written by two Russian composers - B. Fomin (music) and K. Podrevsky (lyrics) at the end of the 19th century or in the beginning of 20th century. There is another song, Russian title given as "Darogoi Dli Mayou." calling itself "Dear to Me." this too is supposed to be a version of "Dorogo Dlinnoyu," first recorded by Alexander Wertinsky in the 1920s