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Lyr Req: Dead or Alive (Woody Guthrie)

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A PICTURE FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE
AS I GO RAMBLING ROUND
BELLE STARR
BOUND FOR GLORY
CLEAN-O
DEPORTEES
DO RE MI
DUST PNEUMONIA
EL DO RE MI
GAMBLER
HARD TRAVELIN'
HARD, AIN'T IT HARD
HIGHWAY 66 BLUES
I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
I'M GONNA MAIL MYSELF TO YOU
JACKHAMMER JOHN
JESUS CHRIST
JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM
LIFEBELT WASHED UP ON THE SHORE
LUDLOW MASSACRE
MEAN TALKING BLUES
MRS. ROOSEVELT
NINE HUNDRED MILES
OKLAHOMA HILLS
PASTURES OF PLENTY
POOR LAZARUS
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
RAMBLING ROUND
RANGER'S COMMAND
RED WINE
ROLL ON COLUMBIA
ROLL ON THE DAY
SHIP IN THE SKY
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
TALKING BLUES
TALKING DUST BOWL BLUES
THE 1913 MASSACRE
THE BLINDING OF ISAAC WOODARD
THE GRAND COULEE DAM
THE LADIES' AUXILIARY
THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER
THE SINKING OF THE REUBEN JAMES
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
THOSE BROWN EYES
TOM JOAD
UNION MAID
WHY OH WHY


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carlah@bellatlantic.net 23 Dec 96 - 10:54 PM
Susan of Dt 24 Dec 96 - 05:50 PM
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Subject: woody guthrie - song with dead or alive in it
From: carlah@bellatlantic.net
Date: 23 Dec 96 - 10:54 PM

My Mother is looking for a song by Woody Guthrie, which has a lyrics snippet like this:

Well the new sheriff sent me a letter, Oh the new sheriffsent me a letter Dead or alive, its a hard road And he even sent me my picture Come up and see me, dead or alive

She is looking for : - the title to this song - a tape or record

Any help would be appreciated

Carla H


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Subject: RE: woody guthrie - song with dead or alive in it
From: Susan of Dt
Date: 24 Dec 96 - 05:50 PM

Poor Lazarus. It's in the DT. You can search for any phrase in a song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DEAD OR ALIVE (Woody Guthrie)
From: Nathan Sarvis
Date: 24 Dec 96 - 10:28 PM

The title is "Dead or Alive." I have it in "The (Nearly) Complete Collection of Woody Guthrie Folksongs" published by Ludlow Music, 1963. The lyrics are as follows:

  Well, the new sheriff wrote me a letter 
Well, the new sheriff wrote me a letter
Come up and see me, dead or alive,
Come up and see me, dead or alive.
Chorus: Dead or alive, it's a hard road;
Dead or alive, it's a hard road;
Dead or alive.

Additional verses continue pattern:
Well he even sent my picture
Well, he said he would pay expenses.
Well, he said he would clothe and feed me,
Well, I'm sorry I cant come, sheriff,
I don't like your hard rock hotel; I gotta go and see my sweet thing


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