Hobo Music

Many fine musical stylings to choose from.


Hobos have a long history of music. Whether it's a harmonica sing-along at the hobo camp, or a more formal arrangement in a parish house or bar, hobo song and story is delightful to listen to and share. Often a Hobo song tells of a "glamourous" life on the road, or a jungle camp dream of a better existence.

Whistle along to these selections - and let us know of more treasures we can feature here!

The Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McClintock
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Last of the Hobo Kings - Mary Gauthier
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The Big Rock Candy Mountain

by Harry McClintock

This is the seminal hobo song. All about the vivid fantasy life of a perfect "hobo paradise". YouTube with lyrics here.

Two Miles of Train - Corin Raymond
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Till You Come to Meet Me - Spencer Day
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Hobo Bill's Last Ride - Jimmie Rodgers
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Other Hobo Songs

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NOTE: We are not demeaning the Hobo lifestyle, nor are we making fun of the terrible hardships of being truly homeless.
In fact - any profits from this site will be donated to local and national homeless shelters and programs.

Currently slated: Mary's Place and St. Stephen's Shelter in Minneapolis, MN.

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