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PUBLISHER'S CONTACT
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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
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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 (Mechanical licenses)
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
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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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Side Line Woman
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Jimmy LaFave

I’m gonna tell you a nice little blues
I got a main stem mama and a side line, too!

CHORUS
            I got a side line woman!
            I got a side line woman!
            I got a side line woman!
            And a main stem mama too!

I rode the main stem to the end of her line
Switch over my side line and ride all night!

(Chorus)

She blows my whistle and she toots my horn
The switchingest woman that ever was born!

(Chorus)

It takes a river to roll and a bronc to pitch
It takes a side line woman just to throw my switch!

(Chorus)

I rode the side line track till the break of day
Got back on the main and ride the same old way!

(Chorus)

 


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