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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


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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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I Don't Like The Way This World's A-Treatin' Me
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

I don’t like the way this world’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way this world’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way this world’s a-treating me, poor me.
Gonna have to do a little bit more about it.

I don’t like the way this life’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way my wife’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way everybody’s treating me, poor me.
I sure gotta do a whole lot more about it.

I don’t like the way Mr. Hoover’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way Mr. Truman’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way McArthur’s a-treating me.
I’ll break in jail if I say too much about it.

I don’t like the way the city’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way this committee’s a-treating me.
I just don’t like the way that you’re a-treating me.
I’m gonna step up and do lots more about it.

I don’t like the way my landlord’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way Mr. Trump is a-treating me.
I don’t like the way that my landlord’s a-treating me.
I’m going to jump in the ? if it’ll do and I want to do about it.

I don’t like the way my neighbor’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way my sweetheart’s a-treating me.
I don’t like the way that the grave digger’s a-treating me.
Gonna have to do a little bit more about it.


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