Hobo’s Meditation Song Lyrics and Chords by Merle Haggard
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]Hobo’s Meditation
By Merle Haggard Written by Jimmie Rodgers [3/4 time]
[C]Tonight as I [G7]lay on a [C]boxcar
[F]Just waiting for a train to pass [C]by
[F]What will become of the [C]hobo
[D7]Whenever that time comes to [G7]die
[C]Has the Master up [G7]yonder in [C]heaven
[F]Got a place that we might call our [C]home
[F]Will we have to work for a [C]living
[D7]Or can we [G7]continue to [C]roam
Will there be any [G7]freight trains in [C]heaven
[F]Any boxcars in which we might [C]hide
[F]Will there be any tough cops and [C]brakemen
[D7]Will they tell us we cannot [G7]ride
[C]Will the hobo [G7]chum with the rich [C]man
[F]Will we always have money to [E7]spare
[F]Will they have respect for a [C]hobo
In the land that [G7]lies hidden up [C]there
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Who sang the the song Hobo’s Meditation?
– The song Hobo’s Meditation was sang by Merle Haggard.
Who is Merle Haggard?
– Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.
Haggard was born in Oildale, California, during the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. After being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960, he managed to turn his life around and launch a successful country music career. He gained popularity with his songs about the working class that occasionally contained themes contrary to anti-Vietnam War sentiment of some popular music of the time. Between the 1960s and the 1980s, he had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts, several of which also made the Billboard all-genre singles chart. Haggard continued to release successful albums into the 2000s.
He received many honors and awards for his music, including a Kennedy Center Honor (2010), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), a BMI Icon Award (2006), and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1977), Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (1997). He died on April 6, 2016â€”his 79th birthdayâ€”at his ranch in Shasta County, California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia.