The song “Come Wander With Me” was first heard in a 1964 episode of The Twilight Zone. It was sung by actress Bonnie Beecher, whose character prophesies the death of the wandering singer she performs it for. The song was written by Jeff Alexander, a prolific film and television composer who worked on many Elvis movies.
It’s a great, eerie song.
Bonnie Beecher was an ex-girlfriend of Bob Dylan’s from his Minnesota days, and is thought to be the inspiration for his “Girl From The North Country.” It looks like she quit acting and singing some time in the late 1960s. She married Wavy Gravy, the Woodstock Festival emcee and namesake of the Ben And Jerry’s ice-cream flavor. Together, they run several charitable organizations.
Here’s a video clip from the episode.
As a bonus, here’s a great version of “Girl From the North Country” from Link Wray & His Raymen, from 1965.