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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
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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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Gamblin' Man
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Ah gambled down in Washington
Ah gambled down in Maine
Goin' down to Georgia
To knock down my last game
Ahm a gamiblin' Man man man,
Ahm a gambling' Man,
Ahm a gamblin'

I had not been in Washington
Many more weeks than three
When I fell in love with a pretty little gal
And she fell in love with me
ahm a Gamblin' Man man man,
Ahm a Gamblin' Man,
Ahm a gambling'

She took me in her parlour
Cooled me with her fan,
She said" Oh Mother, Mother
I'm in love with a gamblin' man"
Ahm a gambling' man, man etc.

She said "Oh Daughter, Daughter
How could you treat me so,
Leave your poor old Mother
And with that gambler go."
Ahm a gamblin' man, man etc.

I hear that train a-comin'
A-comin' round the curve
A-whistlin' and a-screamin'
Strainin' every nerve.
Ahm a gamblin' man, man etc.

I wouldn't marry a railroad man
And here's the reason why
I never knew a railroad man
Who wouldn't tell his wife a lie.
Ahm a gamblin' man, man etc.

I would marry a farmer
He's always in the rain
I'd rather marry a gamblin' man
With a big gold watch and chain.
Ahm a gamblin' man, man etc.

Man man man
Ahm a gamblin' man man man
Ahm a gamblin' man man man
Ahm a gambling" man.

 


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