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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
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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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Ticky Tock
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Hans-Eckardt Wenzel

Little hand, big hand
Long hand, short hand
Rich man, poor man,
Ticky ticky tock
Hour hand, minute hand
Fast hand, slow hand
Worker man, gambler man
Ticky ticky tock.

CHORUS:
Ticky ticky tick tock
Ticky ticky tick tock
Time a gonna git you
Ticky ticky tock.

Rough hand, fine hand
Sick hand, well hand
Angel hand and devil hand
Ticky ticky tock
Smooth hand, blister'd hand
Robber hand, honest hand
Living hand and dead hand
Ticky ticky tock.

CHORUS

Your hand, my hand
Big hand, little hand
Lady hand and man hand
Ticky ticky tock
His hand, her hand
Liar's tongue and coward hand
Lyncher hand, slave hand
Ticky ticky tock.

CHORUS

Iron hand, marble hand
Farm hand, mill hand
Mine hand, factory hand
Ticky ticky tock
Eating hand, drinking hand
Saw hand and hammer hand
Honey hand and money hand
Ticky ticky tock.

CHORUS

My hand, your hand
Warm hand, cold hand
Old hand and new hand
What hand, which hand?
Come hand, gone hand,
Good hand and bad hand
Ticky ticky tock.

CHORUS

 


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