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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


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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
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
Email
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
Email
Website


 

 

Warden In The Sky
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

I stand with prison bars around me
And we have kissed our last goodbye
I walk my last long mile at midnight
To meet my warden in the skies

I see the stars in all their glory
Out my window as they shine
They ask me is my spirit ready
To meet my warden in the skies

Without your love I would feel guilty
Your kisses, dear, my feet will guide
Your hopes and dreams will light my path, dear
To meet my warden in the skies

Your love I'll tell to all my buddies
When I cross to life's other side
I'll answer work-call in the morning
With my warden in the skies

These walls of rocks and stone around me
These bars of iron I leave behind
I'll write your letters on the moonbeams
From my warden in the skies

Without your love I would feel guilty
Your kisses, dear, my feet will guide
Your hopes and dreams will light my path, dear
To meet my warden in the skies

 


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