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General News    H2'ed 1/19/09

Pete Seeger Restores "This Land is Your Land"

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For many of us, this song is our true national anthem, and these verses speak perfectly to the times we live in now.

UPDATE: Ms. Greendem noticed that Pete seemed to be handing over the baton of "national folk hero" to Bruce.

Springsteen seemed pretty aware and humbled by the honor being bestowed.

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Bonus photo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/...

Washington, D.C. Pete Seeger, noted folk singer entertaining at the opening of the Washington labor canteen, sponsored by the United Federal Labor Canteen, sponsored by the Federal Workers of American, Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)." Eleanor Roosevelt is center.
Photograph by Joseph A. Horne, February 1944.

 

 and here are the complete lyrics(OEN Ed.):

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
words and music by Woody Guthrie

Chorus:
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 was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me

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

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

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

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