Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
By Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg

I live in a place called Ofuskee
Had a little girl in a holler tree
I said little girl it's plain to see
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

She said it's hard for me to see
How one little boy got so ugly
I said my little girlie that might be
But there ain't nobody that can sing like me
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

Way over yonder in the minor key
Way over yonder in the minor key
There ain't nobody that can sing like me
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

We walked down by the Buckeye Creek
To watch the frogs eat the goggle eyed bees
And listen to the west wind whistle to the east
And there ain't nobody that can sing like me
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

I said little girlie won't you let me see
Way over yonder where the wind blows free
Ain't nobody can see in our holler tree
And there ain't nobody that can sing like me
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

Way over yonder in the minor key
Way over yonder in the minor key
There ain't nobody that can sing like me
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

Well mama took a switch from a cherry tree
And she laid it on to she and me
It stung much worse than a hive of bees
And there ain't nobody that can sing like me
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

Now I have walked a long, long ways
But still go back to my Tanglewood days
And I've led a lot of girls since then astray
Saying ain't nobody that can sing like me
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

Way over yonder in the minor key
Way over yonder in the minor key
There ain't nobody that can sing like me
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

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