Hobo Bill's Last Ride Lyrics

Hank Snow


publisher: ©ERNEST TUBB MUSIC, INC.
writers: Waldo Ou0027neal
album: Track 26 in album I'm Movin' On
release date: 2002
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Riding on an East-bound freight train, speeding through the night
Hobo Bill, a 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 cold.

Ho-ho-o Bo-o-o Bil-lie!

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

Ho-ho-o Bo-o-o Bil-lie!

Outside the rain was fallin' on that lonesome 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 mornin' when they raised the hobo's head
The smile still lingered on his face, but Hobo Bill was dead
There was no mother's longin', to soothe his weary soul
For he was just a railroad bum, who died out in the cold.

Track Listing

  • 1 I'm Movin' On
  • 2 The Golden Rocket
  • 3 Marriage Vow
  • 4 The Rhumba Boogie
  • 5 Bluebird Island
  • 6 Music Makin' Mama From Memphis
  • 7 With This Ring I Thee Wed
  • 8 Unwanted Sign Upon Your Heart
  • 9 (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
  • 10 Paving the Highway With Tears
  • 11 Nobody's Child
  • 12 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  • 13 The Blind Boy's Dog
  • 14 We'll Never Say Goodbye, Just So Long
  • 15 The Anniversary of My Broken Heart
  • 16 My Two Timin' Woman
  • 17 My San Antonio Mamma
  • 18 Confused With the Blues
  • 19 Wandering On
  • 20 Someday You'll Care
  • 21 Blue Velvet Band
  • 22 Linda Lou
  • 23 We Met in the Hills of Old Wyoming
  • 24 The Hawaiian Cowboy
  • 25 Address Unknown
  • 26 Hobo Bill's Last Ride