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PUBLISHER'S CONTACTS:

TRO-Essex Music Group
Attn: Christina Sayles
266 West 37th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018-6609
T: 212-594-9795 x24
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Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.
(Administered by BMG Chrysalis)
Attn: Gregg Barron
6100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #1600,
Los Angeles, CA 90048
T: (323) 969-0988
E: info.us@bmgchrysalis.com
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Sanga Music Group
(Administered by Bicycle Music)
449 South Beverly Drive, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 
T: 310-286-6600
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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


 

 

Cheap Mike
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Del McCoury

I'ma drivin' down
Towards old Cheap Mike's
To see what I can do!
Gonna drive down
Towards old Cheap Mike's
Ta tell him a thing or two:
Sold me a forty eight motor
On a thirty two frame!
Think I'ma losin' my whole rear end!
I'ma drivin' down
To old Cheap Mike's
To see what I can do.

I'ma bouncin’ down
Towards old Cheap Mike's
To sing my used car blues;
I'ma foggin' on down
To old Cheap Mike's
Justa ask ‘im a thing ‘er two;
My radiator's bilin'!
My fender's gone!
Rods alla knockin'!
My wheels rollin' off!
I’ma whuppin’ ‘er down
Towerdz old Cheap Mike's
To see what I c’n do!

If’ ya gotta jalloppee
Or an old hotrod;
An' y' don't know what ta do;
Herd it on down towards
Old Cheap Mike's;
Ask him a thing or two;
If y’r valves are stickin';
If y’r crankshaft's flat;
If y’r losin' alla y’r bolts an’ taps;
Just guide ‘er and ride ‘er
Downta Cheap Mike's Lot;
‘Cause Mike knows what ta do!

I said guide it on down!
Whupp it on down!
Rattle it, straddle it,
Fight it on down!  
Any old way tag it it on down!
‘Cause Mike knows what ta do!

Hand Mike your money!

Mike knows what to do!

 


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. / TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. & McCoury Music (BMI)
Available on:

Del And Woody
The Del McCoury Band

 

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