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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
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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
E: info.us@bmgchrysalis.com
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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.
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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Ida Red
Words and music adaptation by Woody Guthrie

Down the river and across the creek
Don't get a letter but once a week.
Down the river and across the creek
Don't get a letter but once a week.

CHORUS: Ida Red, Ida Red,
Can't make a living for Ida Red
Ida Red, Ida Red,
Can't make a living for Ida Red

Ida Red, big and plump
Eighty-four inches around the rump
Ida Red, big and plump
Eighty-four inches around the rump

CHORUS

Ida Red jumped the fence
I ain't seen my Ida since
Ida Red jumped the fence
I ain't seen my Ida since

CHORUS

Hurry up boy and on you go
Circle four in the middle of the floor
Maybe the last time, I don't know
Hurry up lord, don't go slow

Buy me a horse, buy me a sled
Take me riding, Ida Red
Buy me a horse, buy me a sled
Take me riding, Ida Red

CHORUS

 


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