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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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Muleskinner Blues
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Good mornin', captain; Good mornin', son;
Good mornin', captain; Good morning' son;
Do you need another muleskinner out on your new road line?

Well, I like to work, I'm rollin' all the time;
I like to work, I'm rollin' all the time;
I can pop my initials on that mule's behind.

Well, it's hey, little water boy, bring your water 'round;
Hey, little water boy bring your water 'round;
If you don't like your job, let the water bucket down.

Well, I'm workin' on that new road at a dollar and a dime a day;
I'm workin' on that new road at a dollar and a dime a day;
I got three women watin' on a Saturday night just to blow my pay.

 


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