Tramp (I), The

DESCRIPTION: The hobo has been wandering till his shoes are worn to pieces. He asks a woman for work; she replies, "Tramp, tramp, tramp, keep on a-tramping, There is nothing here for you." Everywhere he tries, he is threatened with prison if he returns
AUTHOR: Joe Hill
EARLIEST DATE: 1913 (_The Industrial Worker_, May 22, 1913, according to William M. Adler, _The Main Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon_, p. 206)
KEYWORDS: work hardtimes poverty prison hobo unemployment IWW
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Sandburg, p. 185, "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, Keep On a-Tramping" (1 text)
Darling-NAS, pp. 281-282, "The Tramp" (1 text)
Silber-FSWB, p. 52, ""The Tramp (1 text)
Gibbs M. Smith, _Joe Hill_, 1969 (I use the 1984 Peregrine Smith Books edition), pp. 251-252, "The Tramp" (1 text)

Frank Crumit, "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, Keep On A'Tramping" (Victor V-40214, 1930)
cf. "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" (tune) and reference there
NOTES [7 words]: For the life of Joe Hill, see "Joe Hill." - RBW
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