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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
E: NorthAmericaLicensing(at)troessexmusic.com
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
E: info.us(at)bmgchrysalis.com
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
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Wheel of Life
Words by Woody Guthrie & Maxine "Lefty Lou" Dempsey, 1939, Music by Frank London (The Klezmatics), 2006

The Wheel of Life will Turn and Turn
And roll on -

The Wheel of Life will Turn and Turn and Roll on!
The Wheel of Life will Turn and Turn and Roll on!
Great big wheel will turn again;
Better get rid of all your sin!
Wheel of Life will turn again and roll on.

If you wanta ride this Wheel of Life, it's roll on;
If you wanta ride this Wheel of Life, it's roll on;
Better let all your business drop.
Nobody knows where it will stop;
Wheel of Life will spin again and roll on!

Wheel of Life goes round and round, it's roll on;
Wheel of Life goes round and round, it's roll on;
Great big wheel is away up High
Carry you way up in the Sky;
Wheel of Life will spin again and roll on.

Life is a great big Gamblin' Wheel; it's roll on;
Life is a Great Big Gamblin' Wheel; it's roll on;
Life is a great big Gamblin' Wheel; it's roll on;
If you hope to beat the Game.
Better see you praisin’ in God’s name;
Wheel of Life will spin and spin and spin again and roll on.

 


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & Nuju Music (BMI)
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Wonder Wheel
The Klezmatics