Hank Snow

Hobo Bill's Last Ride

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Riding on the eastbound freight train speeding through the night
Hobo Bill the railroad bum was fighting for his life
The sadness of his eyes revealed the torture of his soul
He raised a weak and weary hand to brush away the coal.

No warm lights flickered round him no blankets there to fold
Nothing but the howling wind the driving rain so cold
When he heard a whistle blowing in a dreamy kind of way
The hobo seemed contented for he smile there where he lay, hey.

--- Instrumental ---

Outside the rain was falling on that lonely boxcar door
But the little form of Hobo Bill lay still upon the floor
As the train sped through the darkness and the raging storm outside
No one knew that Hobo Bill was taking his last ride.

It was early in the morning when they raised the hobo's head
The smile still lingered on his face but Hobo Bill was dead
There was no mother's longing to soothe his weary soul
For he was just a railroad bum who died out in the cold...


Writer/s: Jimmie Rodgers

Hobo Bill's Last Ride de Hank Snow

This song appears in 16 albums


Marriage Vow
2015

The One and Only Hank Snow
2014

The Hank Snow Anthology - 50 Classics, Vol. 4
2014

The Hank Snow Anthology - 50 Classics, Vol. 1
2014

The Singing Ranger, Vol. 1
2013

Absolutely The Best Of Hank Snow
2011

Legends
2011

Gods of Country: Hank Snow
2011

Legends Of Country (Remastered)
2011

I'm Movin' On
2009

Best of Hank Snow
2008

Hank Snow: Greatest Hits
2008

Country Inspiration - 40 Great Tracks
2008

Diamond Master Series: Hank Snow
2007

Hank Snow's 20 Golden Greats
2007

Just Keep a Movin'
2007
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