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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


 

 

Wild Card In The Hole
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Madeleine Peyroux

Times are gittin hard, folks;
They might git harder still;
No matter who wins office
In that Big House on the hill;
If ya wanta git by at all
I know you already by now should know:

Some fellers cuss as good times come and go;
But, I got my wild card in the hole;
Some wise ones play every sucker trick they know;
But, I still got my wild card in the hole.

Some Janes line up on that old eazy come;
That's their wild card in the hole;
Some girlies tease for that old eazy mon;
That's her wild card in the hole.

Good folks line up for that sweet piece of change;
That's their wild card in the hole;
Some work their stunts on the quick subway train;
That's their wild card in the hole.

Slick fingers know where th' little ball will roll;
That's their wild card in the hole;
Some pay for tips where th' wind's gonna blow;
That's their wild card in the hole...

Some fellers cuss as good times come and go;
But, I got my wild card in the hole;
Some wise ones play every sucker trick they know;
But, I still got my wild card in the hole.

Shake the sucker dry
I'm a letting ya on th' inside fur nuttin'

Times are gittin hard, folks;
They might git harder still;
No matter who wins office
In that Big House on the hill;
If ya wanta git by at all
I know you already by now should know

 


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