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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING:

Want to use a Woody Guthrie song?

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

Woody has a few different publishers, just look at the bottom of each lyric and you'll see who to contact.

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


PUBLISHER'S CONTACT:

TRO-Essex Music Group
Attn: Leah Gebhardt
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)
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
Website


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

2100 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
T: (310) 235-4892
E: umpg.songlist@umusic.com
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Cleano
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Mama Oh Mama come wash my face.
Wash my face come wash my face,
Mama oh Mama come wash my face,
And make me nice and cleano.

Daddy, oh Daddy, come fix my shoe,
Fix my shoe, come fix my shoe.
Daddy, oh Daddy come fix my shoe,
And polish it nice and cleano.

Sister, oh Sister, come bathe my back,
Bathe my back, come bathe my back
Sister, oh Sister, come bathe my back,
And make it nice and cleano.

Cleano clean, yes, cleano clean,
Cleano clean, yes cleano clean.
Scrubbity scrubbity and ruby-dub dubbity;
And make me nice and cleano.

Brother, oh Brother, come wash my hair,
Wash my hair, come wash my hair.
Brother, oh Brother, come wash my hair.
And make it nice and cleano.

Granny, oh Granny, come wash my feet,
Wash my feet, come wash my feet.
Granny, oh Granny, come wash my feet,
And make them nice and cleano.

Sweetie, oh Sweetie, come smell-a me now,
Smell-a me now, come smell-a me now.
Sweetie, oh Sweetie, come smell-a me now,
Don't I smell nice and cleano?

 


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc & TRO-Folkways Music, Inc (BMI)
Available on:

Nursery Days
Woody Guthrie

20 Grow Big Songs
Arlo Guthrie & the Guthrie Family

A Woody Zombie Hootenanny
Z-Joe and the Dustbowlers
* No longer available


 

 

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