Do Re Mi

Woody Guthrie

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Lots ... leaving... Beatin'... etc...

 E
 Lots of folks back east they say,
 A
Is leaving home, every day,
 B
 Beatin' the hot old dusty way
 E
To the California line

 E
 Cross the desert sands they roll,
 A
 Gettin' out of that ol' dust bowl.
 BE
They think they're goin' to a sugar bowl, but here's what they find:

Chorus:
 B
Now the police at the port of entry say,        *

You're number fourteen thousand for today.
 E
Oh, if you ain't got the do-re-mi, folks,
 B
If you ain't got the do-re-mi,

Well, you better go back to beautiful Texas,
 E
Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee.
 A
California is a Garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see.
 E
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
 BE
If you ain't got the do-re-mi

If you want to buy a home or farm,
That can't deal nobody harm,
Or take your vacation
By the mountains or sea

Don't swap your old cow for a car,
You better stay right where you are,
You better take this little tip from me.

Chorus:
* ‘Cause I look through the want ads every day,
But the headlines on the papers always say
If you ain't ...


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