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TRO-The Richmond Organization
Attention Kathryn Ostien
266 West 37th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018-6609
Telephone: 212-594-9795
Email: copyright@songways.com


BMG Chrysalis
6100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #1600,
Los Angeles, CA 90048
T: (323) 969-0988
E: info.us@bmgchrysalis.com
W: www.bmgchrysalis.com
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Sanga Music Group
(includes Sanga Music, Stormking Music)
The Bicycle Music Company 
449 South Beverly Drive, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 
T: 310-286-6600 / F: 310-286-6622
Website: www.bicyclemusic.com


Michael Goldsen Music, Inc.
6124 Selma Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068


MCA Music Publishing
c/o Universal Music, Inc
2440 Sepulveda Boulevard, #100
Los Angeles, CA 90064


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Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Hans-Eckardt Wenzel

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust,
Show me a woman that a man can trust.
Snakes on the desert and fish in the sea,
A rattlesnake mama made a sucker out of me.

O tell me how long must I have to wait?
Can I get you now or must I hesitate?

Bacon to bacon and beans to beans,
I got a cornbread mama in New Orleans.
Turtles in the rivers, alligators in the swamp,
A Louisiana mama keeps a man on the jump.

O tell me how long must I have to wait...

It's beer to beer and ale to ale,
I got a L.A. mama in the Frisco Jail.
Gold in the mountains, copper in the hills,
They caught my gal with a forty gallon still.

O tell me how long must I have to wait...

Ham to ham and eggs to eggs
If I don't get a pension I'll have to beg.
There's a lot of crooked politician men;
It would be all right if it wasn't for them.

O tell me how long must I have to wait...

I tried to get a job all over town;
Seven hundred places they turned me down.
They told me six weeks I could get relief,
But I ain't got a bite to eat.

O tell me how long must I have to wait...


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