Gila Monster Route, The

DESCRIPTION: A hobo is left behind by the train. The poem recalls his history: He and his pal, given a handout, used it for wine rather than food, got drunk, and were arrested. Set free, the hobo wanders until he catches another train
AUTHOR: L. F. Post and Glenn Norton
KEYWORDS: hobo travel prison drink
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax/Lomax-AmericanBalladsAndFolkSongs, pp. 24-26, "The Gila Monster Route" (1 text)
Roud #9924
NOTES [42 words]: This is not even a song (let alone a traditional song); it is a poem published in Railroad Man's Magazine. I cannot for the life of me tell why the Lomaxes reprinted it; apart from a liberal use of railroad slang, it has very little to commend it. - RBW
File: LxA024

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