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ADD: I Ain't Got No Home in This World (Guthrie)

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I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
I CAN'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE


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Greg F. 30 Jul 01 - 03:25 PM
John Kidder 01 Aug 01 - 02:01 PM
GUEST,djh 01 Aug 01 - 02:38 PM
Greg F. 01 Aug 01 - 06:29 PM
Suffet 02 Aug 01 - 10:00 AM
Joe Offer 21 Jan 17 - 02:58 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
From: Greg F.
Date: 30 Jul 01 - 03:25 PM

Well, I messed this up in the first place, so here's a new thread to make ammends   :-)

**************** Subject: RE: East Texas Red
From: Greg F.
Date: 29-Jul-01 - 10:55 AM
Shop: I Ain't Got No Home


"I Ain't Got No Home" is one of my favorites, too, and I'm surprised it doesn't get more "play". I've heard lots of different versions(includint the one in the DT), so thought I'd post the lyrics from the paperback book mentioned above, just as a point of reference. Probably should have posted this under its own title, so excuse the "thread creep".

Best, Greg
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I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
Woody Guthrie
©1961 Ludlow Music, NY

I ain't got no home, I'm just a-ramblin' round
A hard workin' ramblin' man, I go from town to town
The police make it hard wherever I may go
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

I was farmin' on the shares, and always I was poor
My crops I laid into the banker's door
And my wife took down and died upon the cabin floor
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

Now as I look around its mighty plain to see
This wide wicked world is a funny place to be
The gamblin' man is rich and the workin' man is poor
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

***************************


Subject: RE: East Texas Red
From: John Kidder
Date: 30-Jul-01 - 12:35 PM

This should probably be a different thread, but what the hell. I sing
another verse to "I Ain't Got No Home":

My brothers and my sisters are stranded on this road
This hot and dusty road that a million feet have trod
Rich man took my home and drove me from my door
And I ain't got no home in this world any more.

Is this not an original verse? If not, where did it come from?

johnk
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Subject: RE: I Ain't Got No Home - Guthrie
From: John Kidder
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 02:01 PM

GregF:

Just thought I'd mention that I played both "East Texas Red" and "I Ain't Got No Home" at the Jericho (Vancouver) Folk CLub last night. Well received, confirmation that our folklore has always been transnational, well before Coca-Cola and the WTO.

John


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Subject: RE: I Ain't Got No Home - Guthrie
From: GUEST,djh
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 02:38 PM

Greg, I started a thread about this song just last week. I rewrote a updated version of it and I wanted to see if messing with Woodrow was gonna bother folks. Everyone correctly saw it as in the spirit in which Woody himself always worked.I posted my version to the thread. The thread was titled "What do you think....." , I'd put a blue clicky here if I knew how.


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Subject: RE: I Ain't Got No Home - Guthrie
From: Greg F.
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 06:29 PM

Oops!
As the saying goes, CLICK HERE

Probably would have noticed it more easily if the title was mentioned   :-)

Best, Greg


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Subject: RE: I Ain't Got No Home - Guthrie
From: Suffet
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 10:00 AM

Three footnotes:

1. Guthriewrote "I Ain't Got No Home" to the tune of "I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore," a hymn recorded by the Carter Family.

2. Guthrie parodied his own song with "I Can't Feel At Home On the Bowery Anymore," written after he was the house guest of Will and Herta Geer in their 5th Avenue apartment in New York City.

3. You might try this verse in lieu of one of Guthrie's:

My brothers and my sisters are sinking in a hole,
That does wonders for the pocketbook but is murder on the soul,
And since I have decided I will not be a whore,
I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

[New words by Stepjen L. Suffet © 1978, 2001.]


--- Steve


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Subject: ADD: I Ain't Got No Home (Woody Guthrie)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 17 - 02:58 AM

Here are the lyrics from the Woody Guthrie Website, http://woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/I_Aint_Got_No_Home.htm

I AIN'T GOT NO HOME
(Words and Music by Woody Guthrie)

I ain't got no home, I'm just a-roamin' 'round,
Just a wandrin' worker, I go from town to town.
And the police make it hard wherever I may go
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

My brothers and my sisters are stranded on this road,
A hot and dusty road that a million feet have trod;
Rich man took my home and drove me from my door
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

Was a-farmin' on the shares, and always I was poor;
My crops I lay into the banker's store.
My wife took down and died upon the cabin floor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

I mined in your mines and I gathered in your corn
I been working, mister, since the day I was born
Now I worry all the time like I never did before
'Cause I ain't got no home in this world anymore

Now as I look around, it's mighty plain to see
This world is such a great and a funny place to be;
Oh, the gamblin' man is rich an' the workin' man is poor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.



© Copyright 1961 (renewed) and 1963 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)


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