This Hobo, we like

Happy Independence day, All ye noble readers.

, FTW

My question today, is something on the lines of freedom. It is about a protest song.

After seeing the newspaper headline [ similar to the one shown in pic1], about the racist in pic2, killing the lady in pic3, our hero was inspired to create a song, which featured in his new album back then.

Though the era in which this song held context has long since passed, the song continues to be a regular fixture in our hero’s setlist even till today.

Name the song, and our hero as well. [ and full fundae for extra-smugness points]

pic1_newspaper

pic1_newspaper

pic2_racist

pic2_racist

pic3_lady

pic3_lady

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Cracked by Aditya Sridhar, panda, Royan, and bhargavaurala

Answer:

Bob Dylan’s song “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”, part of the album The Times They Are A-Changin’ was a topical song, based on the racial incident of William Devereux “Billy” Zantzinger[ a Maryland socialite, tobacco Farmer ], killing his barmaid, Hattie Carroll.

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5 thoughts on “This Hobo, we like

  1. The song is :- The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.
    The artist :- Bob Dylan.
    Hattie Carroll(pic 3), was a black woman and worked in a bar, was killed by the racist dude in Pic 2.

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