I ain't got no home, I'm just a-roamin' 'round,
Just a wandrin' worker, I go from town to town.
And the police make it hard wherever I may go
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

My brothers and my sisters are stranded on this road,
A hot and dusty road that a million feet have trod;
Rich man took my home and drove me from my door
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

Was a-farmin' on the shares, and always I was poor;
My crops I lay into the banker's store.
My wife took down and died upon the cabin floor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

I mined in your mines and I gathered in your corn
I been working, mister, since the day I was born
Now I worry all the time like I never did before
'Cause I ain't got no home in this world anymore

Now as I look around, it's mighty plain to see
This world is such a great and a funny place to be;
Oh, the gamblin' man is rich an' the workin' man is poor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

Lyrics submitted by Dysperdis

I Ain't Got No Home Lyrics as written by Woody Guthrie

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    General CommentThe version I have has different words for the third verse...either way, this is an incredible song about trying to find work during the depression
    JASolomonon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've heard a couple of different versions. This is simply the version I had on my computer when I submitted these lyrics.
    Dysperdison March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAll the songs from Dust Bowl Ballads have a nice background music,
    I can say, listening to the music alone, is kinda bright. What do you think...e mail me pls.
    But the lyrics are so strong, dramatic and deep...please tell me your comment with what I said, I really need to know.

    Thanks for the lyrics.
    bear_hug20on May 26, 2008   Link

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