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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
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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


 

 

I Was A Goner
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Anders Parker & Jay Farrar

I was a goner in the last degree
Till I decided
That I had to break way
Had to untie my choke rope
And sneak back to you free
‘Cause I was a goner
In the last degree.

I was a goner
Of the gonest kind
Gone in my body
Gone in my mind
Till I saw one way how I
Could help your rebellion.
Sire, I’ve been a goner
Of the gonest kind.

I was a goner of the gonest kind.
I was a goner of the gonest kind.

I was a goner of the gonest kind
Checked in to go ten million times;
Surrendered, give up, cashed in
Or tried –
But I traveled right back
From your gone, goneland tonight.

To tell you, lost goner, to rest y’r mind
To let you know that you never find
No way to cheat your
Job at hand
Or battle to fight ta make peace on land.

 



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