Sunday, October 30, 2011

One good woody deserves another..... whew!


this land is your land,
This land is my land,
From California to the New York Island,
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters,
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway,
I saw below me that golden valley,
This land was made for you and me.

I roamed and I rambled, and I followed my footsteps
To the sparking sands of her diamond deserts,
All around me a voice was sounding,
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, then I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving, and the dust clouds rolling,
A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting,
This land was made for you and me.

One bright sunny morning, in the shadow of the steeple,
By the relief office I saw my people,
As they stood there hungry, I stood there wondering if,
This land was made for you and me.

Was a big high wall there that tried to stop me,
Was a great big sign that said, "Private Property,"
But on the other side, it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking my freedom highway,
Nobody living can make me turn back,
This land was made for you and me.

[Additional verses by Pete Seeger:]

Maybe you've been working as hard as you're able,
But you've just got crumbs from the rich man's table,
And maybe you're thinking, was it truth or fable,
That this land was made for you and me.

Woodland and grassland and river shoreline,
To everything living, even little microbes,
Fin, fur, and feather, we're all here together,
This land was made for you and me.


7 comments:

Sue said...

great song...lets all sing together as our once great land is crumbling around us...What a fucked up, upside down, backwards country we have become...

Gavrillo said...

Wow.You really nailed it. Brought me to my knees reading Gutherie's words behind the picture.

Beach Bum said...

Cool!

Randal Graves said...

What? No Woody Weatherman? Corrosion of Conformity, yo.

S.W. Anderson said...

okjimm, you get an A for timeliness and appropriateness. Thumbs up!

susan said...

Was and is an absolutely wonderful song.

Alecto said...

I love Woody. (STOP that.)

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