The Hobo Song

by Billy Strings

87

Capo: 2nd fret

[Intro Rhythm]
 
e |---------0-0-----0-1-0-3|----------0-0-----0--0--|--0-3p0----1-----------0|-3-----------------------|
B |---------0-1-----1-1-1-3|----------0-1-----1--1--|--1----1---1-1---1-----1|-3-----------------------|
G |---------0-0-----2-2-2-0|----------0-0-----0--0--|--2-----2--2-0h2-0-0h2-2|-0-----------------------|
D |---------2-2-----2-3-2-0|----------2-2-0h2-2--2--|--2------3-3-------0h2-2|-0-----------------------|
A |---------2-3-2-0---3---2|----------2-3------3-3-2|-0----------------------|-2-----------------------|
E |-3-2-1-0-0-3--3----1---3|3-3-2-1-0-0-------------|3----------1------------|-3-----------------------|
 
[Verse 1]
G                Em
Too late to feel sorrow
C                Am
Too late to feel pain
F                Am
He's just an old hobo
G
Asleep out in the rain
 
[Verse 2]
G                 Em
He'll never cause trouble
C             Am
Don't have no fear
F                Am
He's just an old hobo
          G
And he'll soon be far away from here
 
[Chorus]
B7                           C            C7
He used to be a gambling man just like you
         G                     D                    C
Until he sank so low there was nothing no one could do
B7                           C            C7
He used to be a gambling man just like you
         G                     D                    C
Until he sank so low there was nothing no one could do
 
[Break 1]
 
(Mandolin Break leads into Guitar Break)
 
G  Em  C  Am  F  Am  G G  Em  C  Am  F  Am  G
 
e |----------------------7-|9b-9b7-7-0-0---8--8--8--|8-8-----8---8---8---8---|0-2-3-0---0--------------|
B |-------------------7-7--|------9----------8--8--8|------11--11--11--11----|-------3p0-3-0---0-------|
G |--------------4-6/8-----|--------9---8/9-9--9--9-|-9-9-9---9---9---9------|--------------2/3-2p0----|
D |-----------4-6----------|------------------------|------------------------|---------------------2p0-|
A |--0-1-2-4/6-------------|------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
E |-3----------------------|------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
 
e |------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
B |------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
G |------2----------------0|--0-----0--0------------|---0-------2--2--2--2--2|--2----------------------|
D |-2-3-4-4-3-2-0---0----2-|-2-----0--0----------0--|2p0-------1--1--1--1--1-|-1-----------------------|
A |--------------2-0--2-3--|3--3--2--2--0---0-1/2---|-----0-1-2-----2-----2--|---2-0-2-3-------0-1-2-3-|
E |------------------------|-------------2-3--------|----3-------2-----2-----|2---3-----0-1-2-3--------|
 
e |-----------------3--6-6-|-0-2-3-0---0------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
B |---------0-1-3/5--5-5-5-|--------3p0-3-0---------|------------------------|-1p0-1-0---0-------------|
G |------0-2---------------|---------------3-2-0----|0-------2---------------|0---2---2-0-2-0----------|
D |-0-1-2------------------|---------------------2p0|-0-2-3-4-4-3-2-0---0-0h2|---------------2-0-------|
A |------------------------|------------------------|----------------2p0-----|------------------1/2----|
E |------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|---------------------3---|
 
[Verse 3]
G                  Em
Oh, don't make him ask you
C                  Am
Oh, don't make him beg
F            Am
He was a war hero
           G
And that's how he hurt his leg
 
[Verse 4]
G                Em
He killed thirty indians
C              Am
With one cannonball
F                Am
He's just an old hobo
 G
Asleep out in the hall
 
[Chorus]
B7                           C            C7
He used to be a gambling man just like you
         G                     D                    C
Until he sank so low there was nothing no one could do
B7                           C            C7
He used to be a gambling man just like you
         G                     D                    C
Until he sank so low there was nothing no one could do
 
[Break 2]
 
e |----------0-0-3-0-2-0---|0---------------0-3p0-0-|0----0---0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3|3-0---0------------------|
B |---------------------3p0|-3-0------------1-----1-|1----1---1-1------------|---3p0-3-0---------------|
G |--------2/--------------|----3\2-0-------2-----2-|2-0h2-0h2--2------------|----------3/2-0---0------|
D |------------------------|---------2~-----2-----2-|3----------2------------|---------------2p0-2-0---|
A |------------------------|-----------3-2-0--------|------------------------|----------------------2--|
E |-3-2-1-0----------------|--------------3---------|------------------------|-----------------------3-|
 
e |------------------0-0-0-|0-0---------0-3-0-2-0---|0-0----0---0---0-----0--|0-2-3-0---0--------------|
B |------------------0-0-0-|0-0------------------3p0|--1----1---1---1-----1--|-------3p0-3-0-----------|
G |-----------0------0-0-0-|0-0---------------------|--2-0h2-0h2-0h2--0-2-2--|--------------3/2-0---0--|
D |------0-2p0-------x-x-x-|0-x-0-0-0-0-------------|--3--------------0-2-2--|-------------------2p0---|
A |-0-1/2------------3-5h7-|x-7-x-x-x-x-------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
E |------------3-1-0-x-x-x-|7-8-8-7-6-5~------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
 
e |------------------------|------------------------|
B |------------------------|------------------------|
G |------------------------|---0--------------------|
D |-2-0-----------------0--|2p0---------------------|
A |----1p0-1p0-1p0-0-1/2---|-----0-1-2--------------|
E |---------------3--------|----3-------------------|
 
(Mandolin Break)
 
B7  C  C7  G  D  C  G  B7  C  C7  G  D  C  G
 
[Verse 5]
G               Em
A wife and five children
C           Am
Who live in L.A.
F                    Am
They miss their dear daddy
      G
Who's gone so far away
 
[Verse 6]
G                   Em
They still have his picture
C                Am
It's hung on the wall
F                Am
He's just an old hobo
 G
Asleep out in the hall
 
[Chorus]
B7                           C            C7
He used to be a gambling man just like you
         G                     D                    C
Until he sank so low there was nothing no one could do
B7                           C            C7
He used to be a gambling man just like you
         G                     D                    C
Until he sank so low there was nothing no one could do
 
[Outro]
 
e |--------------------3---|
B |--------------------3---|
G |--------------------0---|
D |-2-0-0-0-0-0-2-0-0--0---|
A |-3-2-0-2-0-2-3-2-0--2---|
E |-------3----------3-3---|
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to see the lyrics The Hobo Song
                  Too late to feel sorrow
Too late to feel pain
Hes just an old hobo
Lost out in the rain

Hell never cause trouble
So dont have no fear
Hes just an old hobo
And hell soon be far away from here

He used to be a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do
He used to be a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do

Oh, don't make him ask you
Dont make him beg
He was a war hero
And that's how he hurt his leg

He killed thirty injuns
With one cannon ball
Now hеs just an old hobo
Asleep out in the hall

He used to bе a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do
He used to be a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do

A wife and five children
Who live in L.A
They miss their dear daddy
Whos gone so far away
They still have his picture
Its a-hung on the wall
Now hes just an old hobo
Asleep out in the hall

He used to be a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do
He used to be a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do

He used to be a gambling man just like you
Until he sank so low that there was
Nothing that no one could do                
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