Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday afternoon toons: When you die and go to heaven, you'll find no policemen there

Now that the tryptophan crash from Thanksgiving dinner is over, and everyone's done their stint in line to buy socks and wide-screen TVs, depending on their preferences:

From Wikipedia:
A hobo is a migratory worker or homeless vagabond, especially one who is penniless.
Today we call them “structurally unemployed,” and nobody writes songs about them much.

“Hobo's Lullaby” was a Depression-era folk song written by Goebel Reeves, known as “The Singing Drifter,” and later recorded by -- off the top of my head -- Woody Guthrie (as part of the legendary Asch Recordings series of the mid-1940s), Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Emmylou Harris. Alas, some artists occasionally leave out the verse about policemen. (Like “This Land is Your Land,” "Hobo's Lullaby" has verses that not everyone seems anxious to hear today.)

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