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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


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If you are interested in licensing a song for publication, recording, performance, or other, please contact the publisher.

Questions? Contact Anna Canoni at: acanoni(at)woodyguthrie.org

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
E: NorthAmericaLicensing(at)troessexmusic.com
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Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.
(Administered by BMG Chrysalis)
1 Music Circle South, Suite #500
Nashville, TN 37203
E: mechanical(at)bmg.com
E: licensing(at)bmg.com - Synch licenses
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.
MGA
(Administered by Universal Music)

2100 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
T: (310) 235-4892
E: umpg.songlist(at)umusicpub.com
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Needle Sing
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Don't you hear my needle sing
Don't you hear my needle sing
I said Mama, don't you hear my needle sing
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing

Knitting for my daddy, needle sing
Knitting for my daddy, needle sing
Knitting for my daddy, needle sing
Well Mama, don't you hear my needle sing

CHORUS:
Zinga zinga zinga zinga, needle sing
Zinga zinga zinga zinga, needle sing
Zinga zinga zinga zinga, needle sing
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing

Stitching for my brother, needle sing
Stitching for my brother, needle sing
Stitching for my brother, needle sing
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing

Well, the baby at the thimble, needle sing
The baby at the thimble, needle sing
The baby at the thimble, needle sing
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing

CHORUS

Oh the kitten got my button, needle sing
Kitten got my button, needle sing
Kitten got my button, needle sing
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing

Mama, don't you hear my needle sing a-zinga
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing a-zinga
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing a-zinga
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing

CHORUS

Oh chicken in my basket, needle sing
Chicken in my basket, needle sing
Chicken in my basket, needle sing
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing

Catching me a sweetheart, needle sing
Catching me a sweetheart, needle sing
Catching me a feller, needle sing
Mama, don't you hear my needle sing

CHORUS

 


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