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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING


Want to license a Woody Guthrie song?

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


 

 

What Did The Deep Sea Say
Words and Music adaptation by Woody Guthrie

Oh captain tell me true,
does my sailor sail with you?
No, he does not sail with me,
He sleeps on the bottom of the sea.

CHORUS:
What did the deep sea say?
Tell me, what did the deep sea say?
It moaned and groaned
And it splashed and it foamed
And it rolled on its weary way.

Well, he promised he'd write to me,
but his promise he never kept true.
Never a word from my sailor have I heard
Since he sailed on that ocean blue.

CHORUS

A beautiful rose every day
I placed on the crest of the waves.
Said "Take it please,
And let the petals fall
Above his watery grave."

CHORUS

 


© Copyright 1973 by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
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