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PUBLISHER'S CONTACTS:

TRO-Essex Music Group
Attn: Christina Sayles
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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
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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


 

 

Gamblin' Man
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Ah gambled down in Washington
Ah gambled down in Maine
Goin' down to Georgia
To knock down my last game
Ahm a gamiblin' Man man man,
Ahm a gambling' Man,
Ahm a gamblin'

I had not been in Washington
Many more weeks than three
When I fell in love with a pretty little gal
And she fell in love with me
ahm a Gamblin' Man man man,
Ahm a Gamblin' Man,
Ahm a gambling'

She took me in her parlour
Cooled me with her fan,
She said" Oh Mother, Mother
I'm in love with a gamblin' man"
Ahm a gambling' man, man etc.

She said "Oh Daughter, Daughter
How could you treat me so,
Leave your poor old Mother
And with that gambler go."
Ahm a gamblin' man, man etc.

I hear that train a-comin'
A-comin' round the curve
A-whistlin' and a-screamin'
Strainin' every nerve.
Ahm a gamblin' man, man etc.

I wouldn't marry a railroad man
And here's the reason why
I never knew a railroad man
Who wouldn't tell his wife a lie.
Ahm a gamblin' man, man etc.

I would marry a farmer
He's always in the rain
I'd rather marry a gamblin' man
With a big gold watch and chain.
Ahm a gamblin' man, man etc.

Man man man
Ahm a gamblin' man man man
Ahm a gamblin' man man man
Ahm a gambling" man.

 


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