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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)
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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
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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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Two 6's Upside Down
Derivative of "Poor Boy"
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Dropkick Murphys

It’s a long old time in a hard rock jail
It’s a long old time gone by
It’s a long old time I’ve laid in jail
And I still got 99

You see I sit myself in a gambling game,
And I couldn’t half play my hand
I was thinking ‘bout that woman I loved
Run away with another man.

Run away with another man,
Run away with another man,
I was thinking about that woman I loved
Run away with another man.

The cards come ‘round the table, Lord,
I had such a worried mind,
My stack of gold I wasted away,
And I lost ‘bout 99.

I lost ‘bout 99.
I lost ‘bout 99.
My stack of gold, I wasted away,
And I lost ‘bout 99.

I walked into the hock shop, boys,
I got me a big 44,
I was thinking ‘bout that woman I loved
That’d I’d never see no more.
That’d I’d never see no more,
That’d I’d never see no more;
I was thinking about that woman I loved
That’d I’d never see no more.

It wasn’t long til I seen him again
He run away left her behind
I laid him low with my old fourty-four
And the judge give me 99.

The judge give me 99,
The judge give me 99,
I laid him low with my old forty-four
And the judge give me ninety-nine.

The jury said you’ll have to pay
The clerk, he looked around
The mean old judge, he spoke my number, Lord,
Two 6’s upside down.

Two 6’s upside down,
Two 6’s upside down,
The Mean old judge, he called my number, Lord,
Two 6’s upside down.

It’s a long old time in a hard rock jail
It’s a long old time gone by,
It’s a long old time I’ve laid in jail,
And I still got 99.
It’s a long old time in a hard rock jail
It’s a long old time gone by,
It’s a long old time I’ve laid in jail,
And I still got 99.

Two 6’ upside down.
Two 6’s upside down.

 


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