John Lee Hooker


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Hobo Blues


by John Lee Hooker
recording of 1959
from The Vee Jay Years 1955-1964 (Charly 82333-1754-2) &
Vee Jay No. 1071,
copyright notice

When I first thought to hobo'in, hobo'in,
I took a freight train to be my friend, oh Lord
You know I hobo'd, hobo'd, hobo'd, hobo'd,
hobo'd a long, long way from home, oh Lord

Yes, my mother followed me that mornin', me that mornin'
She followed me down to the yard, oh yeah
She said my son he'd gone, he'd gone, he'd gone
Yes he's gone in a, poorsome wear*, oh yeah

Yes I left my dear old mother, dear old mother
I left my honor, need* a crime, oh Lord
Take care of my child,
take care, take care of my child

* I'm not sure about the underlined parts in the 2nd and 3rd verses
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