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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING:

All works by Woody Guthrie are held under U.S. Copyright Law. If you are interested in using a song for publication, recording, performance, or other, please contact the appropriate publisher listed at the bottom of each lyric.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Anna Canoni at: acanoni(at)woodyguthrie.org


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
Website


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
Website


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


 

 

Wimmen's Hats
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Del McCoury

Ain't knockin’ on our women folk
I love them good as you
But women is mighty funny
And we all know that is true

It's riding on the subway train
Or walking along the streets
These things that women wear for hats
Has really got me beat.

Some wind around like Serpents
Some looks like ice cream cones
Some look like victory gardens
A growing on their dome

Some look like grocery baskets
And some like paper sacks
I cain't tell if she's going out
Or just a coming back.

One will have a feather
Ten feet in the sky
With twenty yards of fishing net
That falls into her eyes

A half a dozen mouse traps
Just above her ear
And nineteen yards of boat sail
A flying in the rear.

I set down on a curb stone
And I made this little song
You know that I'm right
But I could be partly wrong

We love our women tenderly
And weakness we all got that
But you can sell a woman any old thing.....
If you tell her it's a hat.

 


© Copyright 1961 (Renewed), 2015 Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc./TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. & McCoury Music (BMI)
(Derivative of "Ladies Auxiliary")

Available on:

Del And Woody
The Del McCoury Band

 

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