Highgrader, The

DESCRIPTION: "Way out in the State of Nevada, In a mining camp far out of the way," a hobo appears with "a look on his face That said... 'Nearer, my God, to Thee.'" He preaches for a hundred days and leaves. The singer marvels at his heavy burden
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Southern Folklore Quarterly, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: clergy hobo travel
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, pp. 611-612, "The Highgrader" (1 text)
File: CAFS2611

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