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Hard Travelin'

Woody Guthrie © 1959, 1963 (renewed), 1972 TRO-Ludlow Music Inc


13 Jan 1962
cd imgTHE ROAR OF A WAVE (T-966)
cd imgFOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
cd imgFOLKSINGER'S CHOICE 1962
cd imgFOLKSINGERS CHOICE (T-200)
cd imgYOU DON'T KNOW ME (T-309)

  Cynthia Gooding's radio show - 13.jan.1962  

Oh, I been havin' some hard travelin', I thought you knowed.
I been havin' some hard travelin', way down the road.
I been havin' some hard travelin', hard ramblin', hard gamblin'
An' i've been havin' some hard travelin', lord.

Oh, I've been ridin' them blind passenger, I thought you knowed.
I've been ridin' in fast winters, way down the road.
Farm passengers, flaten wheelers, dead enders, kicking up the cinders
An' I've been havin' some hard travelin', lord.

Ooh, I've been workin' in a hard rock tunnel, I thought you knowed.
I've been pourin' red hot slag way down the road.
I've been a-blastin' an' I've been firin' an' I've been pourin' the red hot iron
An' I've been hittin' some hard travelin', lord.

Oh, I've been walkin' in Lincoln Highway, I thought you knowed.
I've been hitchin' on the '66 way down the road.
Heavy load, a worried man, I've been a-lookin' for a woman that's a-hard to find
I've been havin' some hard travelin', lord.

Oh, I've been hittin' some hard harvestin', I thought you knowed.
North Dakota to Kansas City way down the road.
Bunch that wheat an' stacking that hay, trying to make about a dollar a day
An' I've been hittin' some hard travelin', lord.

Oh, I've been locked in a hard-rock jail, I thought you knowed.
I've been layin' about ninety days, way down the road.
The mean old judge he says to me, "That's a-ninety days for vagrancy.''
An' I've been hittin' some hard travelin', lord.

Oh, I've been hittin' some hard travelin', I thought you knowed.
I've been hittin' some hard travelin', way down the road.
I've been hittin' some hard travelin', hard ramblin', hard gamblin'
An' I've been hittin' some hard travelin', lord.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

13 Jan 1962 1 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b)
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
FOLKSINGER'S CHOICE 1962
FOLKSINGERS CHOICE (b)
YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)