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Only A Hobo 1

Bob Dylan © 1963, 1968 Warner Chapell Music, 1991 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


Feb 1963
cd imgBROADSIDE BALLADS Vol. 1
cd imgBROADSIDE (T-441)
cd imgBLIND BOY GRUNT (vinyl bootleg)

  Folkways Studios - february 1963  

As i was out walkin' on the corner one day
I spied an old hobo in a doorway he lay
His face was all grounded in the cold sidewalk floor
And i guess he been dead for the whole night or more.

Only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone.

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

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone.

Does it take much of a man to see his whole life go down
To look up in the world from a hole in the ground
To wait for your future like a horse that's gone lame
To lie in the gutter and die with no name.

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone.  up
    

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Only A Hobo 2


Mar 1963
cd imgTHE ROAR OF A WAVE (T-966)
cd imgI WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 4 (Columbia Discovered) (T-676)
cd imgLIFE AND LIFE ONLY RADIO & TV 1961-1965

  Oscar Brand's world of music - march 1963  

As i was out walkin' on the corner one day
I spied an old hobo in a doorway he lay
His face was all grounded in the cold sidewalk floor
And i guess he been there for the whole night or more.

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone.

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

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
And leavin' nobody to carry him home
Only a hobo but one more is gone.

Does it take much of a man to see his whole life go down
To look up in the world from a hole in the ground
To wait for your future like a horse that's gone lame
To lie in the gutter and die with no name.

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone.  up
    

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Only A Hobo 3


Aug 1963
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
cd imgTHROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (T-378)
cd imgGWW THE DEMO TAPES (vinyl bootleg)

  Witmark Studio, NYC, august 1963  

As i was out walkin' on the corner one day
I spied an old hobo in a doorway he lay
His face was all grounded in the cold sidewalk floor
And i guess he been there for the whole night or more.

Only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
Only a hobo but one more is gone.

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

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
And leavin' nobody to carry him home
Only a hobo but one more is gone.

Does it take much of a man to see his whole life go down
To look up in the world from a hole in the ground
To wait for your future like a horse that's gone lame
To lie in the gutter and die with no name.

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone.  up
    

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Only A Hobo 4


12 Aug 1963
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 1
cd imgTWELVE CURSES (T-110)
cd imgGREAT WHITE WONDER (vinyl bootleg)
cd img24 (vinyl bootleg)

  The Times They Are a-Changin' session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 12.aug.1963  

As i was out walkin' on the corner one day
I spied an old hobo in a doorway he lay
His face was all grounded in the cold sidewalk floor
And i guess he been there for the whole night or more.

Only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone.

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

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone.

Does it take much of a man to see his whole life go down
To look up in the world from a hole in the ground
To wait for your future like a horse that's gone lame
To lie in the gutter and die with no name.

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone.  up
    

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Only A Hobo 5


24 Sep 1971
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]

  Greatest Hits Vol. 2 session, Columbia Studio B, NYC - 24.sep.1971, take 2,3,4 or 5  

As i was out walking on the corner one day
I spied an old hobo in a doorway he lay
His face was all grounded in the cold sidewalk floor
And i guess he been there for the whole night or more.

Only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Only a hobo but one more is gone.

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

Yeah, he was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Only a hobo but one more is gone.

Does it take much of a man to see his whole life go down
To look up in the world from a hole in the ground
To wait for your future like a horse that's gone lame
To lie in the gutter and die with no name.

He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
He was only a hobo but one more is gone
Only a hobo but one more is gone.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Feb 1963 1 BROADSIDE BALLADS Vol. 1
BROADSIDE (b)
BLIND BOY GRUNT (vb)
Mar 1963 2 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b)
I WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 4 (Columbia Discovered) (b)
LIFE AND LIFE ONLY RADIO & TV 1961-1965
19 Apr 1963 I WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 3 (Do It The Old Way!) (b)
Aug 1963 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (b)
GWW THE DEMO TAPES (vb)
12 Aug 1963 4 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 1
TWELVE CURSES (b)
GREAT WHITE WONDER (vb)
24 (vb)
24 Sep 1971 5 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]