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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


 

 

My Yellow Crayon
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

CHORUS
Yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow, my yellow crayon.
Yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow, my yellow crayon.
Yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow, my yellow crayon.
Yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow, my yellow crayon.

Well if you want to use my yellow crayon,
Go ahead and use my yellow crayon.
If you want to write, if you want to draw,
Go ahead and use my yellow crayon.

I put on my table my yellow crayon
So sister and brother and daddy and mom
Can see on my table my yellow crayon
And you can all use my yellow crayon.

I skipped home from school, from school today,
And I went to find my yellow crayon.
Mommy and daddy had broke it in two
And both was using my yellow crayon.

Well if you'd like to use my yellow crayon
Just ask for me and my yellow crayon.
I'll let you use my yellow crayon,
And I'll go and get you my yellow crayon.

Now when you buy me some more crayons
Get me a whole lot of yellow crayons.
Everybody uses my yellow crayons
And I'll need plenty of yellow crayons.

CHORUS

My yellow crayon, my yellow crayon,
And if you lose my yellow crayon,
Then I'll cry for my yellow crayon,
'Cause I wouldn't have me no yellow crayon.

Just ask me to bring you my yellow crayon,
And I'll ask you, "My yellow crayon?"
You say to me, "Your yellow crayon"
And I'll tell you, "Here's my yellow crayon."

You can write letters with my yellow crayon,
Pictures and numbers in yellow crayon.
It's my yellow, my yellow crayon,
And I want you to use my yellow crayon.

Now when I'm at home, my yellow crayon,
Playin' with the kids, my yellow crayon,
Swimmin' in the water, my yellow crayon,
I'll be glad to bring you my yellow crayon.

You have used my yellow crayon,
You wore it down little, my yellow crayon.
You wore it so small, my yellow crayon,
I can't even hold it, my yellow crayon.

CHORUS

 


© Copyright 1954 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
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