A Woody Guthrie Songbook, Lyrics, Chords and PDF for printing - Start Page and Titles List

A Woody Guthrie Songbook (225 songs) with lyrics and chords for guitar, ukulele banjo etc.

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Young Woody Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land." Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Andy Irvine, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Bob Childers and Tom Paxton have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence. Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression when Guthrie traveled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California and learned their traditional folk and blues songs, earning him the nickname the "Dust Bowl Troubadour." Throughout his life Guthrie was associated with United States Communist groups, though he was seemingly not a member of any. Guthrie was married three times and fathered eight children, including American folk musician Arlo Guthrie. Guthrie died from complications of Huntington's disease, a progressive genetic neurological disorder. During his later years, in spite of his illness, Guthrie served as a figurehead in the folk movement, providing inspiration to a generation of new folk musicians, including mentor relationships with Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Bob Dylan.

THIS COLLECTION OF WOODY GUTHRIE lyrics with chords, includes some 225 songs. Many of the song lyrics also have chords marked, the ones with chords are identified in the song list below by a "CRD" suffix. IMPORTANT this collection does include some traditional songs but MOST are still under copyright. Should you wish to use these lyrics for any purpose other that personal study you should contact the copyright owners, detail of these have been provided in the header of each song(were available). Also be aware that transcriptions are made by many different individuals from all over the world for their own research and instruction and as such should not be considered definitive "official" versions, or representative of any particular artist or performance and may contain errors or interpretive bias. They are being shared on this site for educational purposes only, please see our copyright page for more info.

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Below is a list of all the songs available in this section, to view the lyrics/chords choose the initial letter of the title from the tool-bar at the top of this page. CRD suffix = chords included.

1913 Massacre CRD
1913 Massacre
Against Th' Law CRD
Ain't Gonna Be Treated This A Way CRD
Airline To Heaven CRD
All You Fascists CRD
All You Fascists
Along In The Sun And The Rain CRD
America First CRD
Another Man's Done Gone CRD
At My Window Sad And Lonely CRD
A Picture From Lifes Other Side
Bad Lee Brown Cocaine Blues(2) CRD
Bad Lee Brown Cocaine Blues CRD
Belle Starr
Billy The Kid
Birds And Ships CRD
Blood Of The Lamb CRD
Brown Eyes
Buffalo Skinners
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
California Stars CRD
California Stars
Car Song CRD
Christ For President CRD
Clean O
Columbia's Waters CRD
Columbus Stockade
Dirty Overalls CRD
Dont You Push Me Down
Do Re Mi CRD
Do Re Mi
Dusty Old Dust So Long Its Been Good To Know Yuh
Dust Bowl Blues
Dust Bowl Refugee
Dust Pneumonia
East Texas Red CRD
Eisler On The Go CRD
El Do Re Mi
End Of My Line CRD
Get Along Little Doggies
Gods Promise
God Blessed America For Me CRD
Good Night Irene CRD
Grand Coulee Dam CRD
Gypsy Davy CRD
Hang Knot CRD
Hard Ain't It Hard(2) CRD
Hard Aint It Hard CRD
Hard Aint It Hard
Hard Travelin CRD
Hard Travelin
Hesitating Beauty CRD
Hesitating Beauty
Hey Lolly Lolly CRD
Hey Lolly Lolly
Hobo's Lullaby CRD
Hobos Lullaby
Holy Ground
Honeyky Hanuka
Hoodoo Voodoo CRD
Hoodoo Voodoo
House Of The Rising Sun CRD
I've Got To Know CRD
Ilsa Koch
Ingrid Bergman CRD
Ingrid Bergman
It Takes A Married Man To Sing A Worried Song CRD
Ive Got To Know
I Ain't Got No Home CRD
I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore CRD
I Aint Got No Home
I Guess I Planted CRD
I Guess I Planted
I Ride An Old Paint
I Take My Penny
I Was Born CRD
Jackhammer Blues CRD
Jackhammer Blues
Jackhammer John
Jarama Valley
Jesse James
Jesus Christ(g) CRD
Jesus Christ CRD
Jesus Christ
Jig Along Home
Joe Dimaggio Done It Again CRD
Joe Dimaggio Done It Again
John Henry
Keep That Oil Arollin
Leftover Salmon CRD
Little Black Train CRD
Little Seed
Lost John
Ludlow Massacre CRD
Ludlow Massacre
Mail Myself To You
Mean Talking Blues
Mermaids Avenue
More Pretty Girls Than One
My Daddy
My Daddy Flies A Ship In The Sky
My Dolly
My Flying Saucer CRD
My Flying Saucer
My Peace CRD
My Peace
My Revolutionary Mind CRD

My Secret
New Found Land(e) CRD
New Found Land CRD
Ninety Mile Wind
Oklahoma Hills CRD
Oklahoma Hills
One By One CRD
One By One
Oregon Trail CRD
Pastures Of Plenty(d) CRD
Pastures Of Plenty(g) CRD
Pastures Of Plenty CRD
Pastures Of Plenty
Peace Call
Philadelphia Lawyer(e) CRD
Philadelphia Lawyer CRD
Philadelphia Lawyer
Plane Wreck At Los Gatos CRD
Plane Wreck At Los Gatos
Poor Boy
Poor Lazarus CRD
Portland Town CRD
Post War Breakout
Pretty Boy Floyd(d) CRD
Pretty Boy Floyd(e) CRD
Pretty Boy Floyd
Put My Little Shoes Away
Put Your Finger In The Air
Race You Down The Mountain
Ramblin' Blues CRD
Ramblin' Round(c) CRD
Ramblin Round CRD
Ramblin Round
Ranger’s Command CRD
Red River Valley CRD
Remember The Mountain Bed CRD
Remember The Mountain Bed
Ridin' In My Car(d) CRD
Riding In My Car
Roll Columbia, Roll CRD
Roll On Columbia
Sally Dont You Grieve
Secret Of The Sea
She Came Along To Me CRD
She Came Along To Me
Ship In The Sky
Sinking Of The Reuben James CRD
Slipknot Hangknot Slipknot
Someday Some Morning Sometime CRD
Song Of The Coulee Dam CRD
Sowing On The Mountain
So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya(c) CRD
So Long Its Been Good To Know Yuh
So Long Its Been Good To Know Yuh Dusty Old Dust
So Long It’s Been Good To Know You CRD
Springfield Mountain
Stetson Kennedy CRD
Talking Columbia CRD
Talking Dust Bowl
Talking Dust Bowl Blues CRD
Talking Dust Bowl Blues
Talking Fishing Blues
Talking Hard Work
Talking Merchant Marine
Talking Sailor
Talking Subway
The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done CRD
The Blinding Of Isaac Woodard CRD
The Dying Doctor CRD
The Dying Doctor
The Dying Miner CRD
The Dying Miner
The Farmerlabor Train
The Grand Coulee Dam
The Great Dust Storm CRD
The Great Dust Storm Dust Storm Disaster
The Great Historical Bum CRD
The Jolly Banker CRD
The Ladies Auxiliary
The Many And The Few
The Rangers Command
The Sinking Of The Reuben James
The Unwelcome Guest CRD
The Unwelcome Guest
This Land Is Your Land CRD
This Land Is Your Land
This Land Is Your Land Alternate Version
This Land Is Your Land Standard Version
This Morning I Am Born Again
This Train Is Bound For Glory CRD
Tom Joad CRD
Tom Joad Part 1
Tom Joad Part 2
Train 45 CRD
Two Good Men
Union Burying Ground
Union Maid CRD
Union Maid
Vanzettis Rock
Vigilante Man(c) CRD
Vigilante Man CRD
Vigilante Man
Waiting At The Gate
Wake Up
Walt Whitman's Niece CRD
Walt Whitmanas Niece
Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key CRD
Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
What Did The Deep Sea Say
Why Oh Why
Worried Man Blues
Wreck Of The Old 97 CRD

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