DO RE MI

Latest update on 26/03/2013

Artist: Woody Guthrie
Author: Woody Guthrie
Label: Rounder
Year: 1940

"If you ain't got that dough re mi". During a three hour radio session with Alan Lomax, telling stories while illustrating on guitar. Cut as a pilot for a radio series but never broadcasted. Came out on Rounder triple cd. Recorded it for RCA Victor one month later (released on album Dust Bowl Ballads, 2 x 3 78's - see also: Vigilante Man). Melody based upon Hang Out The Front Door Key, like his Jackhammer Blues was based upon Brown's Ferry Blues, It Takes A Married Man on Cannonball Blues, End Of My Line on Cumberland Gap, Song Of The Coulee Dam on On Top Of Old Smoky and Pastures Of Plenty on the melody of Pretty Polly. See also: Goodnight Irene, John Hardy, Muleskinner Blues, So Long (It's Been Good To Know Ya), Philadelphia Lawyer, This Land Is Your Land, Union Maid and Wildwood Flower.

Covers:

1959:

Dave Baby Cortez

1963:

Cisco Houston

1965:

Tom Rush

1970:

Ry Cooder [and in '77 live in TexMex medley with Viva Seguin]

1976:

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

1988:

John Mellencamp [on Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly tribute lp A Vision Shared]

1993:

Nanci Griffith

1994:

Captain Gumbo

2007:

Ralph McTell

Not to be confused with Lee Dorsey's Do Re Mi and certainly not with Julie Andrews' from The Sound Of Music.

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