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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
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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
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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
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Careless Reckless Love
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Jay Farrar and Anders Parker

I was good to you, and lovin’ all the time,
I was good to you, and lovin’ all the time,
I was good to you, and lovin’ all the time,
Still you never would be mine

You took away, my silver and gold,
You took away, my silver and gold,
You took away, my silver and gold,
But you sure can’t take away my soul

CHORUS:
It’s love, careless, reckless love
It’s love, careless, reckless love
It’s love, careless, reckless love
There’s nothing in this world that I won’t do.

My heart is sad and muddy all the time.
My heart is sad and muddy all the time.
My heart is muddy, got trouble rising high,
The one I love, just won’t be mine.

I stand here alone, in my back door,
I stand alone, in my back door,
I stand alone, in my back door,
And that’s something I never did before.

CHORUS

 



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