Goebel Reeves

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Goebel Leon Reeves (October 9, 1899 – January 26, 1959) was an American folk singer. His most famous song is "Hobo's Lullaby", which has been covered by various singers, especially Woody Guthrie. Among other artists who later performed the his son were Woody Guthrie's son Arlo, Emmylou Harris, and Billy Bragg with Joe Henry.[1] A 2016 article in the Los Angeles Times said the song is "one of the most disarmingly endearing train songs ever written", and is "inextricably linked with American folk music icon Woody Guthrie".[1]

Early life[edit]

Born October 9, 1899, in Sherman, Texas, Reeves grew up in Austin.[2]


  1. ^ a b Lewis, Randy (August 12, 2016). "Exclusive: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry's 'Hobo's Lullaby' video is a love letter to trains". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Malone, Bill C.; Laird, Tracey (2018). Country Music USA: 50th Anniversary Edition. University of Texas Press p. 165. ISBN 978-1-4773-1535-4.

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