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Do Re Mi Lyrics

Artist: Woody Guthrie
Album: Dust Bowl Ballads (Buddha Records)

Lots of folks back East, they say, is leavin' home every day,
Beatin' the hot old dusty way to the California line.
'Cross the desert sands they roll, gettin' out of that old dust bowl,
They think they're goin' to a sugar bowl, but here's what they find
Now, the police at the port of entry say,
"You're number fourteen thousand for today."

Oh, if you ain't got the do re mi, folks, you ain't got the do re mi,
Why, you better go back to beautiful Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee.
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see;
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the do re mi.

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:

If you ain't got the do re mi, boys, you ain't got the do re mi,
Why, you better go back to beautiful Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee.
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see;
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the do re mi.
Comments/Interpretations
by Rita on 7/8/2008 5:58pm
Hi I loooooooovvvvvvvveeeeeeeee this song I have the words pianted on my walls! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
by austin austin on 5/13/2010 6:38pm
american classic. woody is our best songwriter
by zingy on 11/14/2012 12:41pm
Still true.
by Potato on 1/18/2013 8:39pm
I'm a tato
by Juanito enriquez on 1/22/2013 7:30pm
this song smells.


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