The Hobo Song

Lyrics: Jack Bonus
Music: Jack Bonus

Too late to feel sorrow
Too late to feel pain
Hes just an old hobo
Lost out in the rain

Hell never cause trouble
So dont have no fear
Hes just an old hobo
And hell soon be far away from here

Chorus
He used to be a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do
He used to be a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do

Oh, don't make him ask you
Dont make him beg
He was a war hero
And thats how he hurt his leg

He killed thirty injuns
With one cannon ball
Now hes just an old hobo
Asleep out in the hall

[chorus]

A wife and five children
Who live in L.A.
They miss their dear daddy
Whos gone so far away
They still have his picture
Its a-hung on the wall
Now hes just an old hobo
Asleep out in the hall

[chorus]

He used to be a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1 Oct 1973 Breakdown Old And In The Way
     ?8 Oct 1973 Old And In The Way Old And In The Way


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Old And In The Way Banjo Songbook (banjo TAB)

 


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