My American fans will likely have never heard this version of this song before today. Because I am in Canada for an extended period, I figured I would post this today.
The best way for me to describe The Littlest Hobo to an American audience is this - imagine Lassie got loose and decided to roam from town to town, helping out those in need wherever she went. Also, she's a German Shepherd.
Terry Bush, best known for his commercial jingles, wrote a gem of a theme song for the 2nd version of the series in the late 70s and early 80s. It's a sweet song about roaming and friendship.
Those who are fans of the TV show Trailer Park Boys might have heard this version of the song. It is a cover by Nightingale Cummings, and it is a much less happy reading.