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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.

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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)
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
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
Website


 

 

Waters Are A Risin'
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Dropkick Murphys

Oh the waters are arising
The waters are arising
The waters are arising
The old ship’s going down

Torpedo hit our Number two hatch close to the engine room
I heard the Bosun yelling “they’ll shoot the second soon”

Torpedo in the engine room
(Torpedo in the engine room)
Torpedo in the engine room
The old ship’s going down

We ran out to our lifeboats scared as mice
beside our boats
In less than 10 minutes
Everyone was tellin’ jokes

Oh the waters are arising
The waters are arising
The waters are arising
The old ship’s going down

I ran back for your picture and
she was trembling still
When I got back they were shooting dice for greenback
dollar bills

She’s a rocking and a reeling
(She’s a rocking and a reeling)
She’s a rocking and a reeling
The old ship’s going down

She’s a rocking and a reeling
(She’s a rocking and a reeling)
She’s a rocking and a reeling
The old ship’s going down

One boy passed his jug around
We couldn’t strike no lights
But the liquor kept my belly warm and fixed my business
right

Oh the waters are arising
The waters are arising
The waters are arising
The old ship’s going down

Oh the waters are arising
The waters are arising
The waters are arising
The old ship’s going down

The waters are arising
The old ship’s going down

 


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