Lonesome Hobo
Bob Dylan

I am a lonesome hobo
Without family or friends
Where another man’s life might begin
That’s exactly where mine ends
I have tried my hands at bribery
Black mail and deceit
And I’ve served time for ev’rything
‘cept beggin’ on the street

Well, once I was rather prosperous
There was nothing I did lack
I had a fourteen-karat gold in my mouth
And silk upon my back
But I didn’t trust my brother
I carried him to blame
Which led me to my fatal doom
To wander off in shame

Kind ladies and kind gentlemen
Soon I will be gone
But let me just warn you all
Before I do pass on
Stay free from petty jealousies
Live by no man’s code
And hold your judgement for yourself
Lest your wind up on this road



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