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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


 

 

Pick It Up
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

I drop my thumb, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my thumb, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my thumb, pick it up, pick it up
And put it back with my fingers.

I drop my candy, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my candy, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my candy, pick it up, pick it up
And throw it away in the garbage.

CHORUS:
Pick pick picka, pick it up, pick it up
Pick pick picka, pick it up, pick it up
Pick pick picka, pick it up, pick it up
Picka picka picka, pick it up, pick it up.

I drop my apple, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my apple, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my apple, pick it up, pick it up
And wash it clean in the water.

I drop my dolly, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my dolly, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my dolly, pick it up, pick it up
And lay her back in her cradle.

I drop my shoe, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my shoe, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my shoe, pick it up, pick it up
And put it with my other shoe.

I drop my head, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my head, pick it up, pick it up
I drop my head, pick it up, pick it up
And put it back on my shoulders.

CHORUS

 


© 1954, 1982, 2010 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Folkways Music, Inc. (BMI)
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