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​I Am A Lonesome Hobo

This song is by Thea Gilmore and appears on the album John Wesley Harding (2011).

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
And I've served time for everything,
'Cept begging on the street
Well, once I was rather prosperous,
There was 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 led me to my fated doom,
To wander off in shame
Kind ladies and kind gentlemen,
Soon I will be gone
Let me just warn you all,
Before I do pass on:
Stay free from petty jealousies,
And live by no man's code,
And hold your judgment for yourself,
Lest you wind up on this road