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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


Want to license a Woody Guthrie song?

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
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
E: info.us(at)bmgchrysalis.com
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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Pick It Up
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

I drop my thumb, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my thumb, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my thumb, pick it up, pick it up
And put it back with my fingers.

I drop my candy, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my candy, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my candy, pick it up, pick it up
And throw it away in the garbage.

CHORUS:
Pick pick picka, pick it up, pick it up
Pick pick picka, pick it up, pick it up
Pick pick picka, pick it up, pick it up
Picka picka picka, pick it up, pick it up.

I drop my apple, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my apple, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my apple, pick it up, pick it up
And wash it clean in the water.

I drop my dolly, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my dolly, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my dolly, pick it up, pick it up
And lay her back in her cradle.

I drop my shoe, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my shoe, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my shoe, pick it up, pick it up
And put it with my other shoe.

I drop my head, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my head, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my head, pick it up, pick it up
And put it back on my shoulders.

CHORUS

 


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