What Woody Guthrie said...

drawing of woody's guitar by Keith Carter

"This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal
of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years,
and anybody caught singin' it without our permission, will be mighty good friends
of ourn, cause we don't give a dern.

Publish it. Write it. Sing it.
Swing to it. Yodel it.
We wrote it, that's all we wanted to do."

Written by Guthrie in the late 1930s
on a songbook distributed to listeners
of his L.A. radio show "Woody and Lefty Lou"
who wanted the words to his recordings.

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