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Hobo Songs

Songs about Hobos and the life of a Hobo

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:46:10

Examples of hobo songs include:

"Big Rock Candy Mountain" by Harry McClintock
"Cold Water" by Tom Waits
"Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" recorded by Harry McClintock, Al Jolson, and others
"Hard Travelin'" and "Hobo's Lullaby" by Woody Guthrie
"Hobo" by The Hackensaw Boys
"Hobo Bill", "I Ain't Got No Home" and "Mysteries of a Hobo's Life" by Cisco Houston
"Hobo Blues" and "The Hobo" by John Lee Hooker
"Hobo Chang Ba" by Captain Beefheart
"Hobo Flats" by Oliver Nelson
"The Hobo Song" by Johnny Cash
"Hobo's Lullaby" (aka "Weary Hobo"), written by Goebel Reeves, recorded by various artists including Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Emmylou Harris, Pete Seeger, The Kingston Trio, Ramblin' Jack Eliot and Danny Kyle
"Morning Glory" by Tim Buckley lyrics by Larry Beckett
"I Am a Lonesome Hobo", "Only a Hobo" and "Ramblin' Gamblin' Willie" by Bob Dylan
"Jack Straw" by Robert Hunter and Bob Weir
"Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet" a recording of a hobo singing on a London street, by composer Gavin Bryars.
"King of the Road" by Roger Miller
"Like a Hobo" by Charlie Winston
"Last of the Hobo Kings" by Mary Gauthier
"Kulkurin Valssi" (Hobo Waltz) by Arthur Kylander
"Lännen lokari" (Western Logger) by Hiski Salomaa
"Papa Hobo" and "Hobo's Blues" by Paul Simon
"Streets of London" by Ralph McTell
"Waiting for a Train" by Jimmie Rodgers
"Waltzing Matilda" by Banjo Paterson