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PUBLISHER'S CONTACT
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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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Ease My Revolutionary Mind
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Tom Morello

Night is here again, baby,
I'm stretched out on my bed
Seeing all kinds of crazy notions
Running through my head;

I need a progressive woman;
I need an awfully liberal woman;
Ain't no reactionary baby
Can ease my revolutionary mind.

One hand is on my pillow
One hand is on my head,
I see a million nightmares
Tearing around inside my head;

I need a progressive woman
I need an awfully liberal woman
I need a social conscious woman
To ease my revolutionary mind.

If I could only make you see, babe,
I ache and pain and bleed,
I know you'd come a runnin'
If you blistered both your feet.

I need a progressive woman;
I need an awful liberal woman;
I need an open minded mama
To ease my revolutionary mind.

If you could see me here, baby,
Broke out with salty sweat;
No matter where you go I know
You never could forget

I need a progressive woman;
I need a liberal thinking woman;
I need an open hearted mama
To ease my revolutionary mind.

I ain't no lumpen proletariat,
And I ain't no petty bourgeoisie
But I'm gonna be a cold corpse
If you don't run here to me

I need a progressive shipmate;
I need a liberous nature lover,
But no reactionary female
Can ease my revolutionary mind.

If you're a republican or a democrat,
Or a white hood Ku Klux Klan,
No use to ring my doorbell
'Cause I'll never be your man

I want a union working woman
I want a progressive liberous woman,
I want a nice progressive mama
To ease my revolutionary mind.

 


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & Nightwatchman Music (Administered by Wixen)
Available on:
Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center
Various Artists
This Track Performed by Tom Morello