ONLY A TRAMP

Latest update on 09/05/2017

Artist: Rufus K. Stanley
Author: traditional
Label: Paramount
Year: 1926

Lyrics inspired by eponymous poem by Dr. Addison D. Crabtre (1880).

Covers:

1927:

Art Frazier [as Because He Was Only A Tramp]

1939:

Grady & Hazel Cole [as A Tramp On The Street on Bluebird taking the credits]

1947:

Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks [idem, crediting Grady & Hazel Cole]

1948:

Bill Carlisle [idem; hit C&W]

1948:

Wilma Lee Cooper [idem]

1948:

Maddox Brothers & Rose [idem]

1949:

Hank Williams [idem]

1957:

Little Jimmy Dickens [idem]

1960:

Rose Maddox [idem]

1960:

Cisco Houston [idem; released in '00]

1961:

Ramblin' Jack Elliott [idem; Bob Dylan's Man In The Street ('62) and Only A Hobo ('63) may well have been inspired by this version]

1968:

Staple Singers [idem]

1968:

Peter, Paul & Mary [idem]

1969:

Joan Baez [idem]

1972:

Pat Boone [idem]

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