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The Hoboes Grand Convention If you give me your attention A few facts I will mention, Concerning a convention That was held last fall. The crooks, they were delighted When they heatd they were invited, To the hoboes grand convention That was held in Montreal. cho: There was great rejoicing, No cursing there or fighting, For every bum was loaded To the neck with alcohol. The burleys brought bananas Rolled up in blue bandanas, To the hoboes grand convention That was held at Montreal. They commit some great manoeuvres Those bold and reckless rovers, From New York to Vancouver And from Texas to St. Paul, While riding on the pullmans As they traveled through the tunnels, To the hoboes grand convention That was held in Montreal. The crooks, they got directions To go out and make connections, And to git a swag of plunder A@d to bring it to the hall. So they moved along the border And the chairman rapped for order, At the hoboes grand convention That was hdd in Montreal. From Vermont Folk Songs and Ballads, Flanders Collected from Mrs. Brown, Dorset, VT 1930
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