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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)
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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.
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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Because You Took Me In Out Of The Rain
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Del McCoury

My life it was weary till you came along,
So empty, so lonesome, and gray.
I'll always be thankful to you because -
You took me in out of the rain.

You took me in out of the rain, sweetheart,
You took me in out of the rain.
My heart was so gray, but today it is gay;
You took me in out of the rain.

The clouds in the sky turned lonesome and dark;
The world was against me, it seemed.
To-day, I am singing as gay as a lark,
You took me in out of the rain.

The wind whistled ‘round me, dreary and cold;
My poor heart knew nothing but pain.
To God in His Heaven, I'm thankful, because -
You took me in out of the rain.

Chorus:
My friends and my fortune and money had gone,
I thought I was going insane,
To-day I'm as fit as a fiddle, because -
You took me in out of the rain.

There's somebody waiting for every one,
Your prayers are not spoken in vain.
When two lonely hearts get together, it takes
Them both in out of the rain.

 


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & McCoury Music (BMI)
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The Del McCoury Band