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Reckless Talk, song lyrics

Song: Reckless Talk
Lyrics: Woody Guthrie

Music: to the tune of "Careless Love"
Year: 1944
Genre:
Country: USA


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(CHORUS:)
Oh, you see what your reckless talk can do?
Don't you see what your reckless talk can do?
You can see what your reckless talk can do;
I don't want no reckless talk from you!

There is a ship that sails the ocean blue,
There is a ship that sails the ocean blue,
There is a ship that sails the ocean blue,
And her name I cannot tell to you.
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(CHORUS)

When you hear of a ship and a crew done gone,
When you hear of a ship and a crew done gone,
When you hear of a ship and a crew done gone,
See what your rattling tongue has done!

(CHORUS)

That ocean's dark and the ocean's cold,
That ocean's dark and the ocean's cold,
That ocean's dark and the ocean's cold,
So don't raffle off everything you know.
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(CHORUS)

A clattering tongue is an awful thing,
A clattering tongue is an awful thing,
A clattering tongue is an awful thing,
When you think of the sorrow it might bring.

(CHORUS)

The least little word that you might say,
The least little word that you might say,
The least little word that you might say,
Might send a ship to a watery grave.
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(CHORUS)

Us boys that ride this ocean blue,
Us boys that ride this ocean blue,
Us boys that ride this ocean blue,
We don't want no reckless talk from you.


Notes:

1 - - Woody Guthrie biography.