Bobby Bare Woody Lyrics

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CD 1
  • 1 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way)
  • 2 John Hardy
  • 3 Boll Weevil
  • 4 Farewell Angelina
  • 5 House of the Rising Sun
  • 6 Lookout Mountain
  • 7 I Was Drunk
  • 8 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • 9 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 10 I Was a Young Man Once
  • 11 Banks of the Ohio
  • 12 Shenandoah
  • 13 Woody
  • 14 Tennesse Stud
  • 15 Tom Dooley
  • 16 The Devil and Billy Markham
  • Now the first time I saw Woody he was standing in our yard
    In the spring time 1935, was pouring down real hard
    He said I’ll pay for room and board, maybe a month or two
    My name’s Widrow Guthrie and I’m just rambling through
    But call me Woody, my friends all do
    If you call me Woody I might sing a little song for you

    Now it was just my mom and me, a big house all alone
    My daddy had gone to fight a war just never made it home
    But each night ole Woody played his guitar, make up songs to sing
    And would sing that midnight special, we would make them rafters ling
    And we’d get happy, but we understood
    That times were hard but for a while life was good

    Now mama, she took the Woody, said she like to sing in style
    God, she looks so pretty
    And Woody made her smile
    Taught me how to cut some smoke and sing and play guitar
    How to say a prayer to heaven and wish upon a star
    Yea, I know Woody, mama have been rambling in the night
    I was only 12 years old, I could see it in their eyes

    Mama came to me one hot July day
    Said our Woody’s leaving son and she wiped the tear away
    And Woody said these rambling thievers are mighty heavy load
    Then he picked up his guitar and his sack and rolled on down the road

    Goodbye Woody, we know you feeling bad
    Goodbye Woody, what a time we’ve had

    Now many years come and gone and I’m old but still alive
    My old mind is wondering back to the summer of ‘35

    Time had taken everything but one thing I still own
    I can still pick up my guitar and sing a Woody Guthrie song

    This land is your land with do re mi
    Let the midnight special shine his ever loving light on me

    Hold on, it’s been good to know you
    Cause I’m going down the road feeling bad with it

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