"This Land Is Your Land (1944 Asch Recording)" as written by and Woody Guthrie....
This land is your land, this land is my land
From the 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
Saw below me the golden valley
This land was made for you and me

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

When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
In wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling
The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting
This land was made for you and me

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

When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
In wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling
The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting
This land was made for you and me


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"This Land is Your Land" as written by Woody Guthrie

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    General CommentWoody varied the lyrics of this song a lot. This is one of the better known versions, recorded for Moe Asch of Folkways Records
    azkmon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWoody actually had another verse that read:

    One bright sunny morning, In the shadow of the steeple,
    By the Relief Office, I saw my people,
    As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if
    [This land was made for you and me]

    He actually says, "God blessed America for me" instead of "This land...etc", but he changed it later. It was originally written in response to his hatred for the ever-popular "God Bless America" written by Irving Berlin and cranked out on the radio way too often. Woody knew that God was blessing America the way he and millions of others saw it. It was a socialist response to a passive song.
    ringo96on October 28, 2009   Link

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