Sunday, December 13, 2009

Why, Oh Why? (Woody Guthrie)

By Woody Guthrie
Rise Up Singing chapter: Home and Family, p.113

D - G D / G D A D
or transposed to A (the R.U.S. key):
A - D A / D A E A

Why, oh why, oh why-oh? Why, oh why, oh why?
Because, because, because, because, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Why can't a dish break a hammer? Why, oh why, oh why?
Because a hammer's a hardhead - goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

Why can't a bird eat an elephant? Why, oh why, oh why?
Because an elephant's got pretty hard skin - goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Why can't a mouse eat a streetcar? Why...
Because a mouse's stomach ain't big enough to fit no streetcar - goodbye...

Why does a horn make music?
Because the horn-blower blows it...

Why does the landlord take money?
I don't know that one myself...

Why can't a rabbit chase an eagle?
Because the last rabbit that decided he'd go out and chase an eagle, well it didn't turn out so good, that's why a rabit can't chase an eagle, and that's all I know about rabbits and eagles...

Why don't you answer my questions?
Because I don't know the answers...

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