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Only a Hobo

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Only a Hobo
(Bob Dylan?)

     G                          C
As I was out walking on the corner one day
I spied an old hobo, in the doorway he lay
His face was all covered
        C               G
On the cold sidewalk floor
I guess he'd been there
        D7              G
For a whole night or more.

        C                 G
He's only a hobo, but one more is gone
Leaving nobody to sing his sad song
C                       G
Leaving nobody to carry it on
                      D7                   G
Only a hobo, but one more is gone.
                (C at end)

A blanket of newspaper covered his head
A step was his pillow, the street was his bed
One look at his face
Showed the hard road he'd come
A fistful of money
Showed the coins that he'd bummed.

Does it take much of a man
To see a whole life go down
And look out on the world
From a hole in the ground
Too late for the future
Like a horse that's gone lame
To lie in the gutter and die with no name?

copyright Bob Dylan?
DT #642
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