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Woody's Rag/hard Work
Arlo Guthrie

Words and music by Woody Guthrie


While we're on the subject of hard work, I just wanted

To say that I always was a man to work.


I was born working and I worked my way up by hard

Work. I ain't never got nowhere yet but I got there by

Hard work.


Work of the hardest kind. I been down and I been out

And I've been busted, disgusted and couldn't be trusted.


I worked my way up and I worked my way down. I've

Been drunk and I've been sober. I've had hard times

And I got hijacked and been robbed for cash and robbed

On credit.


Worked my way into jail and outta jail and I woke up

A lotta mornings and I didn't even know where I was at.


But the hardest work I ever done is when I was trying

To get myself a worried woman to ease my worried

Mind.


Now I'm gonna tell you just about how much hard

Work I had to do to get this here woman that I'm a-tellin'

You about.


I shook hands with 97 of her kinfolks and her blood

Relatives and I done the same with 86 people that was

Just her friends and her neighbors.


Kissed 73 babies and put dry pants on 34 of 'em, as well

As others, and done the When thing several times, as well

As a lot of other things just about like this.


I held 125 head of wild horses, put saddles and bridles

On more than that, harnessed some of the craziest,

Wildest teams in the whole country. I rode 14 loco

Broncos to a dead standstill and let 42 hound dogs lick

Me all over.


7 times I was bit by hungry dogs and I was chewed

All to pieces by water moccasins and rattlesnakes on

2 separate river bottoms.


I chopped and I carried 314 arm loads of stoved

Wood; 100 buckets of coal, and I carried a gallon of

Kerosene 18 miles and lost a good pair of shoes in a

Mud hole.


And I chopped and I weeded 48 rows of short cotton,

13 acres of bad corn and cut the sticker weeds out of

11 back yards, all on account a 'cause I wanted to

Show her that I was a man and I liked to work


I cleaned out 9 barnloads, and cranked 31 automobiles,

All makes and models, pulled 3 cars out of mud

Holes and 4 out of snowdrifts.


I dug 5 cisterns of water for some of her friends and

Neighbors and run all kinds of errands.


I played the fiddle for 9 church meetings and I joined

11 separate denominations. I signed up and joined

Up for 7 of the best trade unions I could find and paid

My dues about 6 weeks ahead of time, waded 40

Miles of swamps, 60 big rivers, walked across 2

Mountain ranges and crossed 3 deserts.


I got the fever and I got the sun stroke and I got the

Malaria and I got the flu and I got moonstruck and

Skeeter bit, the poison ivy and the 7 year itch and the

Blind staggers.


I was given up for lost and dead about 2 dozen times.

Struck by lightning, struck by Congress, struck

By friends and kinfolks, as well as by 3 cars on

The highways and a lotta times in peoples'

Henhouses.


I been hit and run down and run over and

Walked on and knocked around and I'm just

Settin' here now trying to study up what else I

Can do to show that woman that I still ain't afraid

Of hard work.


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