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I Am A Lonesome Hobo

Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


6 Nov 1967
cd imgJOHN WESLEY HARDING

6 Nov 1967
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15: TRAVELIN' THRU 1967-1969

  John Wesley Harding recording session 2, Nashville TN - 6.nov.1967, take 4  
  John Wesley Harding recording session 2, Nashville TN - 6.nov.1967, album version  

I am a lonesome hobo 
Without family or friends
Where another man's life might begin 
That's exactly where mine ends
I have tried my hand at bribery
Blackmail and deceit
An' i've served time for everything     /i've done/
'Cept beggin' on the street.

Well once i was rather prosperous
There was nothing i did lack     /Nothing i did lack/
I had fourteen-carat gold in my mouth
And silk upon my back
But i did not trust my brother
I carried him to blame
Which lead me to my fatal doom
To wander off in shame.

Kind ladies and kind gentlemen
Soon i will be gone
But let me just warn you all
Before i do pass on
Stay free from petty jealousies
Live by no man's code
And hold your judgement for yourself
Lest you wind up on this road.  up
    

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6 Nov 1967 1 JOHN WESLEY HARDING
THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15: TRAVELIN' THRU 1967-1969