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Woody Guthrie

"Hard Travelin" (karaoke)

"Hard Travelin'" (sheet music)


I've been doin' some hard travelin'.

I thought you knowed.

I've been doin' some hard travelin',

Way down the road.

I've been doin' some hard travelin',

Hard ramblin', hard gamblin'.

I've been doin' some hard travelin', Lord.

 

I've been hittin' some hard rock minin'.

I thought you knowed.

I've been leanin' on a pressure drill,

Way down the road.

Hammer flyin'; air hole suckin'!

Six feet of mud, and I sure been a muckin'.

I've been doin' some hard travelin', Lord.

 

I've been riding in fast rattlers.

I thought you knowed.

I've been ridin' in flat wheelers,

Way down the road.

I've been ridin' in blind passengers,

Dead-enders, kickin' up cinders.

I've been doin' some hard travelin', Lord.

 

I've been hittin' some hard harvestin'.

I thought you knowed.

North Dakota to Kansas City,

Way down the road.

Cuttin' that wheat; stackin' that hay!

And I'm tryin' to make a dollar a day.

I've been doin' some hard travelin', Lord.

 

I've been layin' in a hard-rock jail.

I thought you knowed.

I've been layin' out ninety days,

Way down the road.

Damned old judge, he said to me,

"It's ninety days for vagrancy."

I've been doin' some hard travelin', Lord.

 

I've been workin' at Pittsbrugh Steel.

I thought you knowed.

I've been a-dumpin' that red hot slag,

Way down the road.

I've been a-blastin'; I've been a-firin'.

And I've been a-pourin' red hot iron.

I've been doin' some hard travelin', Lord.

 

I've been walkin' that Lincoln Highway.

I thought you knowed.

I've been a-hitchin' that Sixty-Six,

Way down the road.

Heavy load and a worried mind.

Lookin' for a woman that's hard to find.

And I've been doin' some hard travelin', Lord.

 

I've been doin' some hard travelin'.

I thought you knowed.

I've been doin' some hard travelin',

Way down the road.

I've been doin' some hard travelin',

Hard ramblin', hard gamblin'.

I've been doin' some hard travelin', Lord.


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