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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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Jinga Ling
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Hans-Eckardt Wenzel

I'll tellya somethin thats hard ta learn
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnnnng
A worried fire wont never burn
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnnnng.

Jinga ling, jinga ling,
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jing
Singa jing, jinga ling,
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnnnng.

Heres a little news that just cant wait
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnng
Y'd better tittle now than ta tryta tittle later
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnnnng.

Good advice is the only thing
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jing
Nobody in this world can use
Singajinga linga linga linga jinnnnng.

Its one more word jus' fore I go
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnnnng
I rutherd smoke here th'n hereaftore
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnnnng.

This world runs full of robbin men
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnnnng
They'll rob with a gun or a fountain pen
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnnnng.

I come fromma land of free an' brave
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinriming
The free's in jail an' th' brave in graves
Singa jinga linga jinga linga jinnnnng.


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