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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

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(at)bmgchrysalis.com

Sanga Music Group
(Administered by Bicycle Music)
449 South Beverly Drive, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 
T: 310-286-6600

Michael Goldsen Music, Inc.
(Administered by Universal Music)

2100 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
T: (310) 235-4892
E: umpg.songlist(at)umusicpub.com



Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

I see the mailman,
maily man, mailer man,
I see mister mailer man
walking down my street.

Run, run, runny run, run,
Run, run, runny run, run
Run, run, run, and, run, run, run,
I runny down the street.

Howdy, mister mailer man,
Howdy, mister mailer man,
Howdy, mister mailer man,
Have you a letter for me?

I will look and see, see,
I will look and see, see,
I will lookety look, see
If I’ve a letter for you.

Flippity, flippity, flip flap,
Flip flip, flipperty, flip flap,
Zippert, zippy, zip, zoop zoop,
I’m looking in to see.

No, no, nizer, no, no,
No, no, nozeldy, no, no,
Bifferty, bofferty, boe, boe,
I have no letter for you.

Look, look, look again, please,
Look, look, look again, please,
Pleazeldy, weazeldy, cheezeldy, squeeze,
Look once more and see.

No, no, nizer, no, no,
Nope sir, nope sir, dear sir,
Snippers and snappers and rainbow clappers,
I see no letter for you.

Aww, gosh, aww, golly whillikinz,
Heck fire, gee, mister mailer man,
Aww, shuckers, jeepers, creeperz,
Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff.

Good-bye, mister maily man,
I guess I’ll walk back home again.
I’ll meet you here tomorrow
And ask you once again.


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc & TRO-Folkways Music, Inc (BMI)
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