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PUBLISHER'S CONTACT
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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
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Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.
(Administered by BMG Chrysalis)
Attn: Gregg Barron
6100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #1600,
Los Angeles, CA 90048
T: (323) 969-0988
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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
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Wild Card In The Hole
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Madeleine Peyroux

Times are gittin hard, folks;
They might git harder still;
No matter who wins office
In that Big House on the hill;
If ya wanta git by at all
I know you already by now should know:

Some fellers cuss as good times come and go;
But, I got my wild card in the hole;
Some wise ones play every sucker trick they know;
But, I still got my wild card in the hole.

Some Janes line up on that old eazy come;
That's their wild card in the hole;
Some girlies tease for that old eazy mon;
That's her wild card in the hole.

Good folks line up for that sweet piece of change;
That's their wild card in the hole;
Some work their stunts on the quick subway train;
That's their wild card in the hole.

Slick fingers know where th' little ball will roll;
That's their wild card in the hole;
Some pay for tips where th' wind's gonna blow;
That's their wild card in the hole...

Some fellers cuss as good times come and go;
But, I got my wild card in the hole;
Some wise ones play every sucker trick they know;
But, I still got my wild card in the hole.

Shake the sucker dry
I'm a letting ya on th' inside fur nuttin'

Times are gittin hard, folks;
They might git harder still;
No matter who wins office
In that Big House on the hill;
If ya wanta git by at all
I know you already by now should know

 


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