“Banjo Tramp”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Brown)
Keywords: rambling railroading food hardtimes prison judge home theft thief punishment
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"Come all you people that are here tonight... I've traveled this country over... But because I'm thin they call me slim, I'm a regular banjo tramp." The singer steals a man's trunk, is imprisoned, and vows to settle down but expects he'll ramble again

References

  1. BrownIII 362, "Banjo Tramp" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11732
  3. BI, Br3362