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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
Website


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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Go Waggaloo
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Sarah Lee Guthrie

Chorus:

Ha ha go waggy waggy / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
Ha ha go waggy waggy / Hee, hee, go waggaloo

In this world of spiratulation / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I was born by quick decision / Hee, hee, go waggaloo
My mother was of doublin' troubles / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
Daddy cooked in sudsy bubbles / Hey, hey, go waggaloo

I was a child of normal battles / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
Fought with rocks and sticks and rattles / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I took down with the chills and fevers / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I felt bad as gypsum weeders / Hey, hey, go waggaloo

Chorus

Mama died of natural causes / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
Papa died of money losses / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
My brothers and my sisters scattered / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I grew up in raggy tatters / Hey, hey, go waggaloo

Every state and every city / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I tried to pay them all a visit / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I danced and sung to earn my eats / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
Slept in car seats on the streets / Hey, hey, go waggaloo

I lived in camp with timber droppers / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
Lived in shacks of worried croppers / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
The winter froze me on the roads / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
Froze my ears, my legs, my nose / Hey, hey, go waggaloo

Chorus

I went down to Mexico country / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I seen the big high trees in Canada / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I took down with the desert sunstroke / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I had money 'til I went broke / Hey, hey, go waggaloo

Every bad thing come and hit me / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
Snakes they struck me, dogs they bit me / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I ain't down yet, I'm still walkin' / Hey, hey, go waggaloo
I keep askin', I keep talkin' / Hey, hey, go waggaloo

Chorus

 


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & Sweet Milk Creek Music
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Go Waggaloo
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Family

 

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