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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


 

 

Little Black Train
Words and Music Adaptation by Woody Guthrie

There's a little black train a-comin'
Comin' down the track;
You gotta ride that little black train,
But it ain't a gonna bring you back.

You may be a bar-room gambler
And cheat your way through life;
You can't cheat that little black train
Or beat this final ride.

You silken bar-room ladies,
Dressed in your worldly pride;
You've gotta ride that little black train
That's comin' in the night.

Your million dollar fortune,
Your mansion glittering white;
You can't take it with you
When the train moves in the night.

Get ready for your savior,
Anf fix your business right;
You've got to ride that little black train
That makes this final ride.

You silken bar-room ladies,
Dressed in your worldly pride;
You've gotta ride that little black train
That's comin' in the night.

You may be a bar-room gambler
And cheat your way through life;
You can't cheat that little black train
Or beat this final ride.

There's a little black train a-comin'
Comin' down the track;
You gotta ride that little black train,
But it ain't a gonna bring you back.

 


© Copyright 1965 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.
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