KING OF TRAMPS


"Tex, K.T." stood for Tex, King of Tramps,
I've seen it many places near the railway,

That guy, long ago, had a very sharp knife,
Carved it very deep, near tracks or highway...

This was in the twenties, there was much more wood
For Tex to leave graffiti on -- his calling card...

Seventy years have passed since this hobo was around,
If he were here, he might be carving a totem for the yard.

by D. Edgar Murray