Nanci Griffith — Do Re Mi lyrics

(Woody Guthrie)

Well, thousands of folks back east they say
Are leavin' most everyday
They're beatin' the hot ole dusty way
To the California line
Across the desert sands they roll
A-gettin' outta that old dust bowl
They think they're goin' to a sugar bowl
But, here is what they find
The police at the port of entry say
You're number 14, 000 for the day

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If you ain't got that Do Re Mi boys
If you ain't got that Do Re Mi
Oh, you better go back to beautiful Texas
Oklahoma, Georgia, Kansas, Tennessee
California is a garden of Eden
It's a paradise to live in or see
Believe it or not you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the Do Re Mi

Well, if wanna buy you a home or a farm
That can't deal nobody harm
Or take your vacations by the mountains or the sea
Don't swap your old cow for a car
You'd better stay right where you are
You better take this little tip from me
I look through the want ads every day
And the headlines in the papers always say

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Songwriters: WOODY GUTHRIE
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