This article is about the folk song. For the Arlo Guthrie album featuring the song, see Hobo's Lullaby (album)
"Hobo's Lullaby" is a song written by Goebel Reeves, and famously performed by various people including folk singer Woody Guthrie, his son Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Emmylou Harris, the Kingston Trio, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Tim Barry, Cisco Houston, and Anaïs Mitchell. Its music is nearly identical to popular Civil War era composer George F. Root's song "Just before the Battle, Mother and reminiscent of the Carter Family song "Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes." Sharon, Lois & Bram recorded this song in 1979 on their recording. The song appeared on Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show in 1985.