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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
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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Little Black Train
Words and Music Adaptation by Woody Guthrie

There's a little black train a-comin'
Comin' down the track;
You gotta ride that little black train,
But it ain't a gonna bring you back.

You may be a bar-room gambler
And cheat your way through life;
You can't cheat that little black train
Or beat this final ride.

You silken bar-room ladies,
Dressed in your worldly pride;
You've gotta ride that little black train
That's comin' in the night.

Your million dollar fortune,
Your mansion glittering white;
You can't take it with you
When the train moves in the night.

Get ready for your savior,
Anf fix your business right;
You've got to ride that little black train
That makes this final ride.

You silken bar-room ladies,
Dressed in your worldly pride;
You've gotta ride that little black train
That's comin' in the night.

You may be a bar-room gambler
And cheat your way through life;
You can't cheat that little black train
Or beat this final ride.

There's a little black train a-comin'
Comin' down the track;
You gotta ride that little black train,
But it ain't a gonna bring you back.

 


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