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Lyr Req: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (Woody Guthrie)

folktheatre 02 Oct 09 - 06:15 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 by Woody Guthrie
From: folktheatre
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 06:15 AM

Hi everyone.

I could probably just listen to this and write the words down but I was wondering if anyone already had!

Cheers.

Miker FT


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOODOO VOODOO (Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 03:15 PM

These lyrics can be found on the official Woody Guthrie web site although, oddly, they aren't quite the same lyrics Guthrie himself recorded, and I couldn't find the lyrics he did record at that site. Keep watching.


HOODOO VOODOO
Words, Woody Guthrie. Music, Wilco/Billy Bragg/Corey Harris

Hoodoo, voodoo, seven twenty-one two,
Haystacks, hoe-stacks, A, B, C.
High poker, low joker, ninety-nine a zero,
Sidewalk, streetcar, dance a goofy dance.

Blackbirdy, blue jay, one, two, three, four,
Trash back, jump back, E, F, G.
Biggy hat, little hat, fatty man, skinny man,
Grasshopper, green snake, hold my hand.

Hoodoo, voodoo, chooka-chooky choo-choo,
True blue, how true, kissle me now.

Momma cat, Tommy cat, diapers on my clothes line,
Two, four, six, eight, I run and hide.
Pretty girl, pretty boy, pony on a tin can,
I'll be yours and you'll be mine.

Jinga-jangler, tinga-lingle, picture on a bricky wall,
Hot and scamper, foamy lather, huggle me close.
Hot breeze, old cheese, slicky-slacky fish tail,
Brush my hair and kissle me some more.

[Recorded by Billy Bragg & Wilco on "Mermaid Avenue" 1998.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Woody Guthrie)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 03:44 PM

I found these lyrics on Braggtopia.com, a Billy Bragg fan site, but again, I don't think this is exactly how Guthrie recorded it:


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Words & Music: Woody Guthrie

Chu chu chu chu chuka chuka chu chu,
Chuka chu chu chuka chu.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
A, B, C, D, E, F, G.
Hoo doo, voo doo, 7, 21, 2,
Hay stacka, hoe stacka, Oklahoma,
High jacka, low jack, 99, 0,
Sidewalka, streetcar, dance a goofy dance.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
A, B, C, D, E, F, G.
Blackbird, bluejay, 1, 2, 3, 4,
Trash, jump back, E, F, G.
Big man, little man, fat man, skinny man,
Grasshopper, green snake, hold my hand.

Mama cat, tom cat, diapers on the clothesline,
2, 4, 6, 8, run and hide.
Crazy man, lazy girl, pony on a tin can,
I'll be yours and you'll be mine.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
A, B, C, D, E, F, G.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
A, B, C, D, E, F, G.

[Recorded by Billy Bragg & the Blokes on "England, Half English" 2002, "Volume II" 2006, and on the various-artists compilation "Daddy O Daddy" 2001.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Woody Guthrie)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 04:10 PM

Woody Guthrie's recording appears on "Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child," Smithsonian Folkways CD 45035, 1991. I have listened to a couple of sound samples, and this is what I think I hear. (Unfortunately, this is incomplete):


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Woody Guthrie

Choo-choo, choo-choo, chooka-chooka, choo-choo,
Choo-choo, choo-choo, chooka-chooka, choo-choo,
Choo-choo, choo-choo, chooka-chooka, choo-choo,
Chooka-choo-choo, chooka-chooka, choo.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
A, B, C, D, E, F, G.
Hoodoo, voodoo, seven, twenty-one, two,
Haystack, hoe-stack, hey do the hoe-ta,
High boga, low joker, ninety-nine, a zero,
Sidewalk, streetcar, dance a goofy dance.

Choo-choo, choo-choo, chooka-chooka, choo-choo,
Choo-choo, choo-choo, chooka-chooka, choo-choo,
Choo-choo, choo-choo, chooka-chooka, choo-choo,
Choo-choo, choo-choo, chooka-chooka, choo.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
A, B, C, D, E, F, G.
Blackbird, blue jay, one, two, three, four,
Trash-stack, jump back, E, F, G.

Big man, little man, fat man, skinny man,
Grasshopper, green snake, hold my hand.
Choo, chooka-choo....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 by Woody Guthrie
From: folktheatre
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 05:19 AM

Aw Jim you're a beast. Thanks! I might do this with some kids. If anyone does find the rest of that record "Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child" then please post a thread and link here.


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