Howdi Do

  • Howdi Do
    Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

    I stick out my little hand
    To ev’ry woman, kid and man
    And I shake it up and down, howjido, howjido
    Yes, I shake it up and down, howjido

    Howdy doozle doodle doozie
    Howji hijie heejie hojie,
    Howji hojie heejie hijie,
    Howjido, howjido, howjido, sir,
    Doodle doosie, howjido.

    And when you walk in my door,
    I will run across my floor,
    And I'll shake you by the hand,
    Howjido, howjido,
    Yes, I'll shake it up and down, howjido

    On my sidewalk, on my street,
    Any place that we do meet,
    Then I'll shake you by your hand,
    Howjido, howjido,
    Yes, I'll shake it up and down, howjido

    When I first jump out of bed,
    Out my window goes my head,
    And I shake it up and down,
    Howjido, howjido,
    I shake at all my windows, howjido

    I feel glad when you feel good,
    You brighten up my neighborhood,
    Shakin'hands with ev'rybody,
    Howjido, howjido,
    Shakin' hands with ev'rybody, howjido

    When I meet a dog or cat,
    I will rubby rub his back,
    Shakey, shakey, shakey paw,
    Howjido, howjido,
    Shaking hands with everybody, howdy do.


    © 1961 (renewed) and 1963 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)

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