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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


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If you are interested in licensing a song for publication, recording, performance, or other, please contact the publisher.

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All works by Woody Guthrie are held under U.S. Copyright Law.


PUBLISHER'S CONTACT
Look at the bottom of each lyric page to find the correct publisher.

TRO-Essex Music Group
Attn: Sarah Smith
266 West 37th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018-6609
T: 212-594-9795 x25
E: NorthAmericaLicensing(at)troessexmusic.com
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Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.
(Administered by BMG Chrysalis)
1 Music Circle South, Suite #500
Nashville, TN 37203
E: mechanical(at)bmg.com (Mechanical licenses)
E: licensing(at)bmg.com (Synch licenses)
Website


Sanga Music Group
(Administered by Bicycle Music)
449 South Beverly Drive, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 
T: 310-286-6600
Website


Michael Goldsen Music, Inc.
MGA
(Administered by Universal Music)

2100 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
T: (310) 235-4892
E: umpg.songlist(at)umusicpub.com
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All You Fonies
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Dropkick Murphys

Come all you friends and workers
A tale I’ll tell to you
Of how we built our Union
You call the NMU
We fought the goons and gun thugs
Around the ocean shores
I guess I got my head caved in
A dozen times or more

All you fonies bound to lose
All you fonies bound to lose
ALL YOU FONIES BOUND TO LOSE LOSE LOSE

You had a foney set up
You called the SIU
We had a ratty ship
And a crummy bunk
With roaches in our stew
We fought against the weather
And the stooges too
To win a clean bunk and messhall
For newly comes like you

ALL YOU FONIES BOUND TO LOSE
All you fonies bound to lose
All you fonies bound to lose lose lose
ALL YOU FONIES BOUND TO LOSE LOSE LOSE

FOR ME TO TRY CHANGE
THIS WHOLE BIG MESS AROUND MYSELF
I WOULDN’T LAST LONGER THAN A SNOWBALL IN HELL
BUT THERE’S A HUNDRED THOUSAND OF ME NOW
AND WE FOUGHT LIKE HELL TO GET HERE
SO YOU FIGHT LIKE HELL TO KEEP WHAT WE SHED BLOOD TO EARN

For eight hours a day and overtime pay
We battled it out with you big shot men
We’ve seen times that looked pretty dark
Until we brought the union in

ALL YOU FONIES BOUND TO LOSE
ALL YOU FONIES BOUND TO LOSE
ALL YOU FONIES BOUND TO LOSE LOSE LOSE

ALL YOU PHONIES BOUND TO LOSE LOSE LOSE
ALL YOU PHONIES, YOU’RE BOUND TO LOSE LOSE LOSE

 


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