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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


 

 

Wheel of Life
Words by Woody Guthrie & Maxine "Lefty Lou" Dempsey, 1939, Music by Frank London (The Klezmatics), 2006

The Wheel of Life will Turn and Turn
And roll on -

The Wheel of Life will Turn and Turn and Roll on!
The Wheel of Life will Turn and Turn and Roll on!
Great big wheel will turn again;
Better get rid of all your sin!
Wheel of Life will turn again and roll on.

If you wanta ride this Wheel of Life, it's roll on;
If you wanta ride this Wheel of Life, it's roll on;
Better let all your business drop.
Nobody knows where it will stop;
Wheel of Life will spin again and roll on!

Wheel of Life goes round and round, it's roll on;
Wheel of Life goes round and round, it's roll on;
Great big wheel is away up High
Carry you way up in the Sky;
Wheel of Life will spin again and roll on.

Life is a great big Gamblin' Wheel; it's roll on;
Life is a Great Big Gamblin' Wheel; it's roll on;
Life is a great big Gamblin' Wheel; it's roll on;
If you hope to beat the Game.
Better see you praisin’ in God’s name;
Wheel of Life will spin and spin and spin again and roll on.

 


© Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & Nuju Music (BMI)
Available on:

Wonder Wheel
The Klezmatics

 

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