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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


 

 

Heaven My Home
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home!
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

Big wind blowed my crops all away!
This world ain't my home!
Looks like I just can't make the grade!
Gotta make heaven my home!

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

Cain't hold my dike 'gainst all this flood!
This world ain't my home!
I'll wash my soul in my Saviour's blood!
Gotta make heaven my home!

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

I lift and I bend, I sweat and I strain!
This world ain't my home!
Every job I touch is aches and pains!
Gotta make heaven my home!

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

What makes everybody run hide from me?
This world ain't my home!
I've gotta try to love everybody that I see!
Gotta make heaven my home!

Tryin' to make a heaven my home, home
Tryin' to make a heaven my home, sweet home!
This old world just ain't my home;
Tryin' to make a heaven my home!

 


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
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The Songs of Woody Guthrie
Joel Rafael

 

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