Mudcat Café message #20558 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3772   Message #20558
Posted By: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
03-Feb-98 - 07:03 PM
Thread Name: Songs about the homeless
Subject: RE: Songs about the homeless
Did anyone mention that Jimmie Rodgers song about the hobo?I think it goes like this:

All around the water tank
Waiting for the train
A thousand miles away from home
Sitting in the rain
I walked up to a brakeman
To give him a line of talk
He said if you've got money
I'll see that you don't walk
I haven't got a penny
Not a nickle can I show
Get off, get off, you railroad bum
And he slammed that boxcar door