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Lyr Req: The lord made a hobo out of me

clansfolk 05 Apr 01 - 08:15 AM
IanC 05 Apr 01 - 08:29 AM
Gene 05 Apr 01 - 09:35 AM
GUEST,#1 05 Apr 01 - 11:02 AM
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Subject: The lord made a hobo out of me
From: clansfolk
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 08:15 AM

Greetings and a pre happy Easter to all

Can anyone help me with the word for "The Lord made a hobo out of me"?

many thanks

Pete


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LORD MADE A HOBO OUT OF ME
From: IanC
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 08:29 AM

This it?

THE LORD MADE A HOBO OUT OF ME

The Lord made a Hobo out of me,
he took my soul and then he said at three.
I travel round and round and sing in every town,
the Lord made a Hobo out of me.

The Lord give me a big black train,
my home in sunshine and rain.
I lived my life of peace and do a wonna please,
the Lord made a Hobo out of me.

I throb at set at down and go to world
but dickend digest me my back here.
To my float that shuttle down and cold the southern bound
the Lord made a Hobo out of me.

The Lord made a Hobo out of me,
he took my soul and then he said at three.
I travel round and round and sing in every town,
the Lord made a Hobo out of me.

I throb that up and try of marriedland,
so as heat at down with neckend one.
But a good not take this train's on a call the next train,
the Lord made a Hobo out of me,
he took my soul and then he said at three,
the Lord made a Hobo out of me.

From here

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The lord made a hobo out of me
From: Gene
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 09:35 AM

Appears some MONDEGREENS crept into the transcription!

"Set It Free!" vs Said At Three????As I recall---

among others...

I throb that up and try of marriedland,

so as heat at down with neckend one.

But a good not take this train's on a call the next train,

I throb at set at down and go to world

but dickend digest me my back here.

To my float that shuttle down and cold the southern bound

the Lord made a Hobo out of me.


Will bump these lines against the
Late Boxcar Willie's version---


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The lord made a hobo out of me
From: GUEST,#1
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 11:02 AM

In the late 1930s I saw as many as 200 hoboes a day, but never heard one sing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The lord made a hobo out of me
From: clansfolk
Date: 06 Apr 01 - 05:40 AM

Getting near - it's amazing the way we hear things when we transcribe from a recording!

I wonder how much those "original" folk songs are represented with todays renditions? with all that passing along by word of mouth/half heard songs padded out etc.

thanks to all so far...

Pete


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The lord made a hobo out of me
From: Gene
Date: 06 Apr 01 - 07:31 PM

Pete I have this cassette - but can't find it!!!

Boxcar willie/Live in concert

The wreck of the old '97
Bad news
Freight train blues
Bumming around
There's nothing like a good ol'country song
Heaven
He stopped loving her today
I love the sound of a whistle
Mule train
Medley of Hank Williams Songs:
--Cold cold heart
--Take these chain from my heart
--Half as much
--I can't help it
Wabash cannonball
Fireball mail
Everybody's baby but mine
The lord made a hobo out of me


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LORD MADE A HOBO OUT OF ME
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Jan 12 - 06:53 PM

Here's my transcription from a recording at YouTube. (The song begins at 1:36.)


THE LORD MADE A HOBO OUT OF ME
As sung by Boxcar Willie

CHORUS: The Lord made a hobo out of me.
He took my soul and then he set it free.
I travel round and round and I sing in ev'ry town.
Yes, the Lord made a hobo out of me.

The Lord gave me a big black train,
My home in the sunshine and rain.
I live a life of ease and I do what I please.
Yes, the Lord made a hobo out of me.

I thought I'd settle down and go to work,
But diggin' ditches makes my back hurt,
So I threw that shovel down and I caught the southern bound.
Yes, the Lord made a hobo out of me. CHORUS

I thought that I would try the married life,
So I settled down with a naggin' wife,
But I couldn't take the strain, so I caught the next train.
Yes, the Lord made a hobo out of me. CHORUS TWICE

Yes, the Lord made a hobo out of me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The lord made a hobo out of me
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Jan 12 - 10:52 AM

Lyrics with chords available here, also.


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