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On the Bum

Essentially this is the craft of hoboing, or traveling and working all around the country. It is usually used in the past tense, or "when I was on the bum". Seemingly in conflict with the more generally accepted definitions of Bum and Hobo.

See also Bum, Go With the Birds, Hobo, Ride the Rails and Tramp.

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