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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


Want to license a Woody Guthrie song?

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

Questions? Contact Anna Canoni at: acanoni(at)woodyguthrie.org

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
Website


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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Freedom's Fire
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Jay Farrar & Anders Parker

I’ll freeze here in my universe if I cant find my fire to keep me
I dug through your highest mountain crawled in your muddiest ditches
Hot jungle and windy desert looking for my freedom’s fire.

Back past my revolutions, past my glacial ages I sent spark of light
Every hand in every nation gave me my blood donation
Every voice was yelling at me, go find our freedom’s fire.

I got to be an atom buster, I was born in heavy water,
My big experiment, my freedom’s eye.

Nursed by breast, a vacuum bottle,
Test tube the open sky, the clouds that fly,
Found it in all my people but scattered too far apart
Run past my people, each one with a chunk of fire.

I walked on every planet, found it in ? moving
Found it in the middle of a heart
Swung on vine and cable, burned theories on your table
Your systems out my windows looking for freedom’s fire.

I got to be an atom buster, I was born in heavy water,
My big experiment, my freedom’s eye.

 



Available on:

New Multitudes
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, & Yim Yames