Hobos' Convention, The

DESCRIPTION: "You've heard of big conventions... Now get this straight, there's none so great, As when we hobos met." They gather in Portland, Oregon from all over the country. The singer tells of some of the other hobos, then catches a train
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Gordon collection, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: hobo party moniker
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 639-640, "The Hobos' Convention" (1 text)
Roud #9843
cf. "The Hoboes Grand Convention" (subject)
Hobo Convention at Portland, The
File: CAFS639B

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