My Ramblin' Boy

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls the "ramblin' boy" with whom he traveled, who stuck with him in all conditions. On a cold night in a hobo jungle, the ramblin' boy dies. The singer speculates that he will still be rambling in the afterlife
AUTHOR: Tom Paxton
EARLIEST DATE: 1963
KEYWORDS: rambling death friend
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-FSWB, p. 61, "My Ramblin' Boy" (1 text)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Ramblin' Boy
NOTES: Like several other Tom Paxton songs, this has not really entered oral tradition, but it certainly has a strong place in the repertoire of professional folksingers, who ramble more than most. I *have* seen it listed as traditional -- and by people who really should have known better. - RBW
This shouldn't be confused with versions of "Wild and Wicked Youth" that are called "Ramblin' Boy". - PJS
File: FSWB061

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