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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


 

 

What Did The Deep Sea Say
Words and Music adaptation by Woody Guthrie

Oh captain tell me true,
does my sailor sail with you?
No, he does not sail with me,
He sleeps on the bottom of the sea.

CHORUS:
What did the deep sea say?
Tell me, what did the deep sea say?
It moaned and groaned
And it splashed and it foamed
And it rolled on its weary way.

Well, he promised he'd write to me,
but his promise he never kept true.
Never a word from my sailor have I heard
Since he sailed on that ocean blue.

CHORUS

A beautiful rose every day
I placed on the crest of the waves.
Said "Take it please,
And let the petals fall
Above his watery grave."

CHORUS

 


© Copyright 1973 by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
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