Hoboes Grand Convention, The
DESCRIPTION: "If you give me your attention, A few facts I will mention Concerning a convention That was held last fall." The hoboes gather in Montreal, and have a quiet convention, "For every bum was loaded To the neck with alcohol."
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Flanders/Brown)
KEYWORDS: hobo party drink
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Flanders/Brown, pp. 51-52, "The Hoboes Grand Convention" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST FlBr051 (Partial)
cf. "The Hobos' Convention" (subject)
NOTES: Unlike most hobo songs, this one is clearly unsympathetic to the hobos; it equates them directlly with bums and indirectly with thieves. - RBW
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