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Comment by Daniel Walter on Thursday

I have to add, John, how much i love trains. we live very close to a set of tracks, but these trains zoom by. I don't like commuter trains, like from here to NYC, but nice, long rides. would love to jump on Amtrak, ride out to Minnesota, up to Iowa, then Canada. Today it costs more than flying. Took a train to Chicago in bad weather, missed my connection, found out why they call Chicago the windy city. We have one set of tracks for a cargo train, they just stop and throw flares on the road and proceed, i'm sure i've seen a hobo or two. might be me soon. better design "cargo" space in my CBGs.

Comment by Uncle John on Thursday

Now the pressure is on, Ambrose.  Good ideas from you too. 

Funny, odd, something -I was out for a bicycle ride this early AM and from right close to the tracks came a guy carrying a traveling bag.  Could have been a hobo, could have been a guy going to the Laundromat.,

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on Thursday

Good song Uncle J,I guess we are curious to know what happens next and how your song will end.  I guess you could give that poor hobo a meal. He may just tell you a story or two about his travels and what he used to do back in the day...?!

Comment by Daniel Walter on Thursday

i played your song over and over as i jotted down my ideas, with some editing they may fit.

Comment by Daniel Walter on Thursday

Thank you Sir.

Comment by Uncle John on Thursday

Wow, Daniel.  That is so good. 

Comment by Daniel Walter on Wednesday

Unc J., just a first try, .........next few lines? i'll work on it, just wanted to........... 

so i slipped him a five,.....to keep him alive,......and he said,........thank you kind sir.

i pointed it out,......that i'd just run out,.......to see him too try,........ and finally ask why?

he stood up quite bold,......,,,was not a bit cold,...........and said in a soft spoken voice,.......

i'll tell you kind sir,.........i've tried and i've tried,............i just.....don't fit in a mold............

the train whistle blew,........and off we both flew,.............him to the boxcar,..........and me to my home.,,,.......

before the wheels turned,.......i had returned,.........and said hey there my friend,.........

take this here hat,..............and a three string magic machine,..............and a good firm handshake as well,.........

the tracks are your bass,.........play as you go,...........you'll soon have the flow,...........

then put out your hat,.........and play in b flat,.............you'll get along quite good,........your spirit is strong,..........and the tracks they are quite long.....

the wheels there are many,.......they started to turn,.......as he went off,......i heard a light strum,........

and could do nothing but hum.............and hum,.....and hum,.......then started to strum,.........

smiling as the train crossed my path........

Comment by Uncle John on June 11, 2019 at 2:40pm

Nice, Dave.  This hobo is showing some personality.  

Comment by Dave Lynas on June 11, 2019 at 2:26pm

“Could you give me a pie? Bet your woman’s a good Baker. 

I could sure use a soft pillow, this old bag smells like rubbish.

Have you got an old shoe as mine lost it’s heal?

can I sleep in your barn mister? Ain’t had a hay bed in a week.

i’ll be Gone in the mornin, an old hobo won’t keep.

Comment by Uncle John on June 11, 2019 at 11:43am

That rings true and good, Andries.   And peaks my interest.

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