Do Re Mi

Words & Music : Woody Guthrie

Lots of folks back East they say
Leaving home every day
Beating the hot old dusty way
To the California line
Cross the desert sands they roll
Getting out of that old dust bowl
Think they're goin to a sugar bowl
But here's what they find
The police at the port of entry say
"You're number fourteen thousand for today."

Hey, if you ain't got the do re mi, folks
If you ain't got the do re mi
You better go back to beautiful Texas
Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee
California is a garden of Eden
A paradise to live in or see
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the do re mi

You want to buy a house or a farm
That can't do nobody harm
Take your vacation
By the mountains or sea
Don't swap your old cow for a car
You better stay right where you are
Better take this little tip from me
'Cause I look through the want ads every day
But the headlines on the papers always say

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


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