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A NOTE ABOUT PUBLISHING:

All works by Woody Guthrie are held under U.S. Copyright Law. If you are interested in using a song for publication, recording, performance, or other, please contact the appropriate publisher listed at the bottom of each lyric.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Anna Canoni at: acanoni(at)woodyguthrie.org


PUBLISHER'S CONTACTS:

TRO-Essex Music Group
Attn: Christina Sayles
266 West 37th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018-6609
T: 212-594-9795 x24
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@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.
6124 Selma Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068


MCA Music Publishing
c/o Universal Music, Inc
2440 Sepulveda Boulevard, #100
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Been Down The River Too Long
Words and music by Woody Guthrie

I doubt if I can write my right name down;
I been down this river too long;
I doubt if I can find your right house now;
I been down this river too long.

CHORUS:
I've been down this river mud too long;
Been down this river bank too long;
Chained on this prison farm too long;
Been down this river too long.

I doubt if I can 'member your right name now;
I been down this river too long;
I doubt if I write you a post card home;
I been down this river too long.

CHORUS

I don't know if you're livin' or dead;
I been down this river too long;
All I've got left is my achin' head;
I been down this river too long.

CHORUS

I just about come to the end of my days;
I been down this river too long;
Rider boss wasted my life away;
I been down this river too long.

CHORUS

I'm chained to a big iron ball for life;
I been down this river too long;
I cain't find you an' make y' my wife;
I been down this river too long.

CHORUS

 



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