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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
Website


 

 

My New York City
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie, Additional music by Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar

I am riding on this west end train this grey and rainy day 
I'm looking out my window at a sight so fair to see 
I've walked and rode in rain and sun through Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens, 
Seen a billion, jillion faces that are New York town to me. 

CHORUS:
Ride my subway train from here to heaven 
Ride my ferry boat up my muddy river 
Walk our beach sand and our blades of green grass 
My New York City is the town where I found you. 

I can see our black roof housetops shining yonder in the rain 
I see our concrete highway running yonder in the sun 
I see your face there shining where the kids play in the streets 
And in a billion, jillion windows that are New York town to me. 

CHORUS

No matter where this train rolls I look out my window glass 
Your eyes shine in my tree leaves and my buildings that I pass 
I'd give my fame and fortune up to hold your hand today 
And go a billion jillion places that are New York town to me.

CHORUS

I am riding on this west end train this grey and rainy day


© Copyright 1947 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & Shake Sugaree


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