Hobo Joe (Moanin')

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lyrics

(New words by Jay Sewall & Michael Jerome Browne)

We be moanin’, moanin’
Sitting by the campfire light
We be moanin’, moanin’
That’ the hobo’s lullabye
(Chorus)

I came down here on a long freight train
Maybe you heard the whistle blow
When it slowed down, I jumped off
That’s the way of a hobo

Chorus

I don’t have a penny, I don’t have a dime
Just a few clothes in my sac
Oh hidden down below there is something that shines
I carry it all on my back

Chorus

I can’t remember the sound of my own name
Or even where I come from
Folks just call me Hobo Joe
I guess that means I’m a bum

Chorus

credits

from Duets 1, released January 9, 2015
Duet with Michael Jerome Browne

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Jay Sewall Quebec, Québec

Born in Boston, Jay Sewall grew up in Montreal and played in Chicago in the seventies and the eighties. Based in Quebec over the past twenty years, he is today a legend in Canadian blues.
His new album, entitled "Duets" presents song collaborations with Valérie Clio, Monya Mathieu, Michel Goudreau, Swift Years and many others.
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