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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.

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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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New York Town
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

I was standing down in New York town one day,
Standing down in New York town one day,
I was standing down in New York town one day,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

I was broke and I didn't have a dime,
I was broke and I didn't have a dime,
I was broke and I didn't have a dime,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

Every good man gets a little hard luck sometimes,
Every good man gets a little hard luck sometimes,
Every good man gets a little hard luck sometimes,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

Down and out and he ain't got a dime,
Down and out and he ain't got a dime,
Down and out and he ain't got a dime,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

I'm gonna ride that new morning railroad (train),
I'm gonna ride that new morning railroad (train),
I'm gonna ride that new morning railroad (train),
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

Standin' on my sidewalk curb today,
Standin' on my sidewalk curb today,
Standin' on my sidewalk curb today,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

Holdin' my last old dollar in my hand,
Holdin' my last old dollar in my hand,
Holdin' my last old dollar in my hand,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

Lookin' for a woman that's lookin' for a man,
Lookin' for a woman that's lookin' for a man,
Lookin' for a woman that's lookin' for a man,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

If you don't want me, you don't have to stall,
If you don't want me, you don't have to stall,
If you don't want me, you don't have to stall,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

I can get more women that a passenger train can haul,
I can get more women that a passenger train can haul,
I can get more women that a passenger train can haul,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

If you don't want me, please just leave me be,
If you don't want me, please just leave me be,
If you don't want me, please just leave me be,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

I can buy more lovers than the Civil war set free,
I can buy more lovers than the Civil war set free,
I can buy more lovers than the Civil war set free,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

Never comin' back to this man's town again,
Never comin' back to this man's town again,
Never comin' back to this man's town again,
Singing hey, hey, hey, hey.

 


© Copyright 1961 (renewed) and 1989 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
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