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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


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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
Email
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
Email
Website


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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I'll Write And I'll Draw
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

I'll write and I'll draw and I'll spell you a word,
Big "A" and a little "A" and a middle size "A"
I'll make you a number, two six and one:
And I'll scramble 'em around so you can see them run.

Take my pencil, crayon, and brush,
Big "B" and a little "B" and a new kind of "B";
I'll spell ten kitty-cats up in a tree,
And I'll squish 'em around so you can see.

Write, write, write, and scribble and scrap,
Big "C" and a little "C" and a middle size "C";
Write my mommy and write my dad
Prettiest letter I ever did read.

Splish splash, splish splash, chicky my chalk,
Mama "D", Papa "D" and a little baby "D";
Double one, double two, double "X", "Y", "Z",
Red, blue, and yellow, and a brown-eyed green.

I dibble, I dabble, I doodle, I write,
Grandma "E" and Grandpa "E" and a freckle-faced "D";
Everybody climbin' a green-leafed tree,
The funniest people I ever did see.

I'll write and I'll draw and I'll spell you a word
Big "A" and a little "A" and a middle size "A"
I'll make you a number, two six and one:
And I'll scramble 'em around and make 'em run.

Take my pencil, crayon, and brush,
Big "B" and a little "B" and a new kind of "B";
I'll spell ten kitty-cats up in a tree,
And squish 'em around so you can see.

Write, write, write, write, scribble and scrap,
Big "C" and a little "C" and a middle size "C";
Write my mommy and write my dad
The prettiest letter I ever did see.

 


© 1964 (renewed) and 1992 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
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