Do Re Mi
Swing Set 2000
Rome, Italy Live 11.15.04 2005

Folks back East they say, leaving home every day
Beating the hot old dusty way out to the California line
Cross the desert sands they roll, trying to get out of their old dust bowl
They think they're going to a sugar bowl, but this is what they find
Police at the port of entry say,
You're number fourteen thousand for today

Oh, if you ain't got the do re mi, baby, if you ain't got the do re mi
You'd better go back to your beautiful Texas, Oaklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or to see
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the do re mi

Maybe you wanna a house or a farm, and do nobody no harm
Just take your vacations by the mountain or sea
Don't sell that old cow for a car, you might wanna stay right where you are
Take little advice from me :
Cause I read the want ads every day
And the headlines in the papers always say

If you ain't got the do re mi, boy, if you ain't got the do re mi
You'd better go back to your beautiful Texas, Oaklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee

Do a deer, a female deer
Re a drop of gold in the sun
Mi a name I call myself
Fa a long long way to run
Woody Guthrie