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Ballad of Joe Caleb

My name is Joe Caleb, travelled north and travelled south

Been at many fair places before i settled down

Found a girl in Missouri, but i got ramblin’ on my mind

Refound tales of past glory, haunt me for some time

Feel the west wind on my face

See the land slide in the east

I’ll leave without a race, i’ll be gone without a trace

Been out in West Colorado, near the Rocky Mountain track

Larned my money on the switchback trail, before i turned my back

Stayed a while up in Montana, wet all the way and back

But before i turned to go, lived the life of a lumberjack

Feel the west wind on my face

See the land slide in the east

I’ll leave without a race, i’ll be gone without a trace

My name is Joe Caleb, travelled north and travelled south

Been at many fair places and i can’t go back

Found a place in Wyoming, benam the Rocky Mountain track

Refound tales of past glory, but i can’t go back

Feel the west wind on my face

See the land slide in the east

I’ll leave without a race, i’ll be gone without a trace

Did you hear the freight train cru, i’m already long gone

Did you hear the freight train cru, i’m already long gone

 

A song for / about restless minds. Looking for a place to call home…

The story behind it:
Well this is the story of  Joe Caleb. Joe was a hobo travellin’ the USA, going from North to South and back again.
I made up this story after watching a documentary on hobo’s. These are the guys who jump trains and ride them until they find a place to stay.