We are close to wrapping up the least remarkable song series. The song ranked 5th among the least remarkable is on the list because of the change in connotation of a single word in this particular song.
R.E. Winsett is most noted for writing one of the Southern Gospel music’s biggest songs, “Jesus Is Coming Soon”. In the mid 1960’s, Winsett penned a song titled, “Tramp On The Street”. The Cathedral Quartet would record the song in 1965 and the Sego Brothers and Naomi in 1966. The only other artist in Southern Gospel music credited with recording the song is the Hopper Brothers and Connie in 1974.
I am well aware that during the era in which this song was written, the word tramp was used to describe a vagrant or vagabond. Because the connotation of the word is now seen as something extremely different, it is hard to listen to the song without thinking of this current meaning.