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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
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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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I'll Write And I'll Draw
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

I'll write and I'll draw and I'll spell you a word,
Big "A" and a little "A" and a middle size "A"
I'll make you a number, two six and one:
And I'll scramble 'em around so you can see them run.

Take my pencil, crayon, and brush,
Big "B" and a little "B" and a new kind of "B";
I'll spell ten kitty-cats up in a tree,
And I'll squish 'em around so you can see.

Write, write, write, and scribble and scrap,
Big "C" and a little "C" and a middle size "C";
Write my mommy and write my dad
Prettiest letter I ever did read.

Splish splash, splish splash, chicky my chalk,
Mama "D", Papa "D" and a little baby "D";
Double one, double two, double "X", "Y", "Z",
Red, blue, and yellow, and a brown-eyed green.

I dibble, I dabble, I doodle, I write,
Grandma "E" and Grandpa "E" and a freckle-faced "D";
Everybody climbin' a green-leafed tree,
The funniest people I ever did see.

I'll write and I'll draw and I'll spell you a word
Big "A" and a little "A" and a middle size "A"
I'll make you a number, two six and one:
And I'll scramble 'em around and make 'em run.

Take my pencil, crayon, and brush,
Big "B" and a little "B" and a new kind of "B";
I'll spell ten kitty-cats up in a tree,
And squish 'em around so you can see.

Write, write, write, write, scribble and scrap,
Big "C" and a little "C" and a middle size "C";
Write my mommy and write my dad
The prettiest letter I ever did see.

 


© 1964 (renewed) and 1992 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
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