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    Woody Guthrie: Handwritten Lyrics to a Song About His Daughter Cathy. One page, 8" x 12.5", a song he wrote for his daughter Cathy, April 20, 1946, pencil. Heartbreaking Woody Guthrie lyrics to a song written for his daughter Cathy, who was killed in a fire at age four. Likely unpublished lyrics. The song is untitled and reads, "Cathy on guitar, guitar lays on rug and Cathy sits playing on strings and talking: Hm hm hm hm/ This is how the little kitten sounds/ hm hm hm hm/ And this is how the mama cat sounds and the mama cat is in the lake/ hm hm hm/ and the big daddy cat sees the mommy in the water and here is how he sounds/ And he sees hears the little baby cat/ Hm hm hm hm/ And the little baby cat is crying/ He is crying on the sand/ He is crying for his Mommy in the water/ mmm mmm mmm/ And the Daddy kitty goes this way/ mm mm mm/ And do you know what the daddy cat done?/ no?/ mm mm/ no?/ Don't you?/ Don't you know?/ Did he jump into the water and pull the mama cat out?/ I don't know/ mm mm/ I don't know." Woodrow "Woody" Guthrie (1912-1967) was a highly influential and prolific American folk musician noted for his identification with the common man, and for his abhorrence of fascism, politicians, hypocrisy and economic exploitation. He is best known for his song "This Land Is Your Land". He is the father of folk musician Arlo Guthrie and grandfather of Sarah Lee Guthrie. Ragged top edge, otherwise about fine. A wonderful lyrics sheet from a singer-songwriter known for his songs glorying in the Spirit of the American land and its people.

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