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Woody Guthrie would be 99 on July 14th

by Ziks511 / July 14, 2011 11:28 PM PDT

Everybody knows This Land is Your Land, but few know that it has been censored for decades. Nobody sings the last two verses:


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

In the squares of the city, in the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?"

http://www.thenation.com/blog/162030/celebrating-woody-guthries-birthday-arlo-and-radical-version-land

Another verse which I like and is rarely sung except by Arlo:

"As I was walking down that highway,
I saw a sign said "No Trespassing"
But on the otherside, it didn't say Nothing,
That side was made for you and me."

Of course he couldn't have made it to 99, he wasn't rich enough to afford the health care, even if he hadn't had Huntington's Chorea.

Rob

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