Saddle Tramp (Saddle Bum), The

DESCRIPTION: Singer tells of life as a "saddle bum" or "saddle tramp," riding the grub-line, moving from ranch to ranch, singing for his keep. When things get cool, he "forks his bronc" and moves on. Over winter, he stays with his Neta, and promises to be true to her
AUTHOR: Curley Fletcher
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Curley Fletcher, "Songs of the Sage")
KEYWORDS: rambling travel music nonballad animal horse lover hobo
FOUND IN: US(Ro)
RECORDINGS:
Harry Jackson, "The Saddle Bum" (on HJackson1)
NOTES: The "grub line" or "chuck line" refers to the practice of offering itinerant cowboys or workers a few days' food and lodging as they passed through. - PJS
File: RcSadTra

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