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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


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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
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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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Heaven My Home
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home!
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

Big wind blowed my crops all away!
This world ain't my home!
Looks like I just can't make the grade!
Gotta make heaven my home!

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

Cain't hold my dike 'gainst all this flood!
This world ain't my home!
I'll wash my soul in my Saviour's blood!
Gotta make heaven my home!

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

I lift and I bend, I sweat and I strain!
This world ain't my home!
Every job I touch is aches and pains!
Gotta make heaven my home!

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

What makes everybody run hide from me?
This world ain't my home!
I've gotta try to love everybody that I see!
Gotta make heaven my home!

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

 


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