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Why Oh Why

This song is by Ramblin' Jack Elliott and appears on the Compilation album The Lost Topic Tapes: Isle Of Wight 1957 (2004).

This song is a cover of "Why, Oh Why" by Woody Guthrie.
Why can't a dish break a hammer?
Why oh why oh why?
'Cause a hammer's a hard head
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Why, and why, and why and why?
Tell me why, oh why?
Because, because, because, because
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Why can't a bird eat an elephant?
Tell me why, and why?
'Cause an elephant's got a pretty hard skin
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Why can't a mouse eat a streetcar?
Tell me why, and why?
'Cause a mouse's stomach was never big enough to hold a streetcar
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Why does a cow drink water?
Tell me why, and why?
Because the cow gets thirsty just like you or me or anybody else
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, and why and why
Tell me why, oh why?
Because, because, goodbye, goodbye
And bye, oh bye, oh bye

Why don't you answer my questions?
Tell me why, and why?
'Cause I don't know the answers
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Written by:

Woody Guthrie

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