Do-Re-Mi
Written by Woody Guthrie
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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1.

C / / / |F / / / | Lots of folks back East, they say, is leavin' home every day, G / / / |C / / / | Beatin' the hot old dusty way to the Cali-fornia line. C / / / |F / / / 'cross the desert sands they roll, getting out of that old dust-bowl, |G / / / |/ / C They think they're goin' to a sugar bowl, but here's what they find, / |G / / / |/ / / Now, the police at the port of entry say, / |G / / / |/ / "You're number thirty thousand for to-day".

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G / |C / / / |C / / / If you ain't got the do re mi, boys, |C / / / |G / / If you ain't got the do re mi, / |G / / / |/ / / Why, you better go back to beau-tiful Texas, / |G / / / |C / / Okla-homa, Kansas, Georgia, Tennes-see, / |C / / / |/ / / / Cali-fornia is a gar-den of Eden, |C / / / |F / / A para-dise to live in or see, / |F / F#° / |C / A / But be-lieve it or not, you won't find it so hot, |D / G / |C / / / | If you ain't got the do re mi.

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You want to buy you a home or a farm, that can't deal nobody harm, Or 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:

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coda:

A / |D / G / |C / / - | Boys, if you ain't got the do re mi.


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