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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
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(Administered by BMG Chrysalis)
1 Music Circle South, Suite #500
Nashville, TN 37203
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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



Ought To Be Satisfied Now
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Billy Bragg

You jacked me up and you run me down
You nagged at me and you bawled me out
You made me leave town and I'm Frisco bound
You'd ought to be satisfied now.

You took my silver, you took my gold,
You made me believe every lie that you told
You left me a standing out there in the cold
You'd ought to be satisfied now.

You went around with whoever you pleased
I stood in the rain in my B. V. D.'s
There was times when I thought I would freeze
You'd ought to be satisfied now.

You got a new lover richer than me
You got a car and a boat on the sea
You spend all her money to go on a spree
You'd ought to be satisfied now.

I'm down in this gutter, I'm hungry, I'm cold,
You're drinking and gambling and wasting our dough
You won't even pay back that money you owe
You'd ought to be satisfied now.

Once I had a fortune that you took that away,
A hundred cold dollars you spent every day
Tonight I'm a bum on a Frisco train
You'd ought to be satisfied now.


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