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The Western Hobo

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The Western Hobo


The [G]wild western hobo who [C]left his happy [G]home

Started upon a western trip all [D]by himself [G]alone

Upon this western trip [C]going to have lots of [G]fun

But upon this western trip this [D]is the song he [G]sung

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I stepped up on a platform smoking a cheap cigar

Waiting to catch a freight train to catch an empty car

I buttoned my coat up closely and walked on down the track

I caught the steps of a sleeper car I never did look back


My pocket book is empty my heart is filled with pain

Ten thousand miles away from home hoboing and old freight train