Arlo Guthrie - Hobo's Lullaby Lyrics

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o to sleep you weary hobo
Let the towns drift slowly by
Can't you hear the steel rail humming
That's a hobo's lullaby

Do not think about tomorrow
Let tomorrow come and go
Tonight you're in a nice warm boxcar
Safe from all the wind and snow

I know the police cause you trouble
They cause trouble everywhere
But when you die and go to heaven
You won't find no policemen there

I know your clothes are torn and ragged
And your hair is turning grey
Lift your head and smile at trouble
You'll find happiness some day

So go to sleep you weary hobo
Let the towns drift slowly by
Don't you feel the steel rail humming
That's a hobo's lullaby
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Anytime
  • 2 The City of New Orleans
  • 3 Lightning Bar Blues
  • 4 Shackels and Chains
  • 5 1913 Massacre
  • 6 Somebody Turned on the Light
  • 7 Ukulele Lady
  • 8 When the Ship Comes In
  • 9 Mapleview (20%) Rag
  • 10 Days Are Short
  • 11 Hobo's Lullaby


  • Credits
    publisher: ©THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
    writers: Goebel Reeves
    album: Track 11 in album Hobo's Lullaby
    release date: 1972
    popularity : 162 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk/Ballad
    length: 3:58
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin