People, Oct. 7, 1974

But as long as trains keep runnin'

a restless man I'll be,

and there're a few more lonesome

cities

that I've yet to see.

Versifier Rod McKuen, 41, has returned to the kind of drifting blue-collar work that he used to do before he hit the treacle trail in 1966 with Stanyan Street and made his first million. To research a book he plans to write about "what people are doing in America," Rod is back driving cabs, grooming horses, baking cookies and selling ice cream in the streets. Hardly anybody has recognized him so far....

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