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Thread #11491   Message #85790
Posted By: Frank of Toledo
11-Jun-99 - 01:27 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Hobo Bill's Last Ride
Subject: RE: Hobo Bill's Last Ride
This is a true railroad classic, I can listen to Jimmie Rodgers singing this over and over and I also really like Cisco Houston's 1953 version, which is quite like Jimmie Rodgers'. Cisco shows his great admiration for the singing breakman. On a mid seventies recording Merle Haggard pays tribute to Jimmie Rodgers on the Capitol Release, "Sam Train, Different Time", and his version of Hobo Bill's Last Ride is a classis in its own right. I love to sing this song; but the only problem for me is I get pretty carried away and even try to yodel....Oh Well Jerry Jeff couldn't yodel either.......