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Woody Guthrie's My Peace

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A PICTURE FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE
AS I GO RAMBLING ROUND
BELLE STARR
BOUND FOR GLORY
CLEAN-O
DEPORTEES
DO RE MI
DUST PNEUMONIA
EL DO RE MI
GAMBLER
HARD TRAVELIN'
HARD, AIN'T IT HARD
HIGHWAY 66 BLUES
I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
I'M GONNA MAIL MYSELF TO YOU
JACKHAMMER JOHN
JESUS CHRIST
JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM
LIFEBELT WASHED UP ON THE SHORE
LUDLOW MASSACRE
MEAN TALKING BLUES
MRS. ROOSEVELT
NINE HUNDRED MILES
OKLAHOMA HILLS
PASTURES OF PLENTY
POOR LAZARUS
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
RAMBLING ROUND
RANGER'S COMMAND
RED WINE
ROLL ON COLUMBIA
ROLL ON THE DAY
SHIP IN THE SKY
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
TALKING BLUES
TALKING DUST BOWL BLUES
THE 1913 MASSACRE
THE BLINDING OF ISAAC WOODARD
THE GRAND COULEE DAM
THE LADIES' AUXILIARY
THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER
THE SINKING OF THE REUBEN JAMES
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
THOSE BROWN EYES
TOM JOAD
UNION MAID
WHY OH WHY


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Ebbie 25 May 13 - 10:42 AM
Ebbie 26 May 13 - 10:23 AM
GUEST,DrWord 26 May 13 - 12:07 PM
Joe Offer 26 May 13 - 10:20 PM
GUEST,Ebbie 27 May 13 - 03:14 PM
Joe Offer 30 May 13 - 03:40 AM
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Subject: ADD: My Peace (Woody Guthrie)
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 May 13 - 10:42 AM

At music last night the subject came up about this song, and we speculated on the meaning of 'I give my peace to green and black,' etc. What does green and black refer to? I know he mentions 'hands of every hue'- is that all he is saying?

MY PEACE
(Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Arlo Guthrie)

My peace my peace is all I've got that I can give to you
My peace is all I ever had that's all I ever knew
I give my peace to green and black and red and white and blue
My peace my peace is all I've got that I can give to you

My peace, my peace is all I've got and all I've ever known
My peace is worth a thousand times more than anything I own
I pass my peace around and about 'cross hands of every hue;
I guess my peace is justa 'bout all I've got to give to you

Identical to official lyrics at woodyguthrie.org. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie's My Peace
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 May 13 - 10:23 AM

Anyone have any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie's My Peace
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 26 May 13 - 12:07 PM

Hey Ebbie.
I'd have to agree, given the every hue, that is ALL he's saying|singing.
I would LOVE to hear the melody that was in Woodrow's brain when writing this down. I haven't heard Arlo do this . . . but the scansion is such that I can't read it without it spawning a tune.

Were there other ideas [we speculated ... ] ?

did you do a lyrics addition? or do helpful little mudbots handle that?

sending you my peace
keep on pickin'
dennis


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Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie's My Peace
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 May 13 - 10:20 PM

Hi, Dennis -
I check the lyrics and mark them for harvesting. It's up to Dick & Susan to harvest what they choose for the Digital Tradition, but I make sure songs are properly formatted and labeled for easier searching.
There is a huge collection of lyrics at http://www.woodyguthrie.org/, the Website maintained by Woody's family. I don't know if it contains ALL Woody's lyrics, but it sure has a lot.
-Joe Offer, Mudcat archivist-


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Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie's My Peace
From: GUEST,Ebbie
Date: 27 May 13 - 03:14 PM

Arlo Guthrie, according to himself, is the one who put it to music, a very serene, peaceful melody. Arlo did a concert here in Juneau earlier this month- I didn't go but those who did say he did a wonderful show.


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Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie's My Peace
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 May 13 - 03:40 AM

I found a YouTube video of Arlo singing this song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w25NDiC0Zw

Arlo made a few changes to the lyrics:

MY PEACE
(Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Arlo Guthrie)

My peace, my peace is all I've got, that I can give to you;
My peace is all I've ever had, it's all I ever knew
I give my peace to green and black, to red and white and blue
My peace, my peace is all I've got, that I can give to you.

My peace, my peace is all I've got, it's all I've ever known
My peace is worth a thousand times more, than anything I own
I pass my peace around and around, 'cross hands of every hue;
My peace, my peace is all I've got, that I can give to you.


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