This Hobo sing means… Religious talk will get you a free meal. Since the late 19th century hobos are listened to sermons of all types for a meal. Alot of religious soup kitchens and shelters are free but they have to try and covert you and save your soul first. Listening to a preacher or priest is a small price to pay for a meal. What is the worst that is going to happen… they convert you and you stop drinking and become an upstanding citizen. LOL It’s worth a chance to sleep in a warm building with a full belly.