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WHEN I FIRST CAME TO THIS LAND

When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man
So I got myself a shack, I did what I could
And I called my shack, "Break my back"
But the land was sweet and good, I did what I could

When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man,
So I got myself a farm, I did what I could
And I called my farm, "Muscle in my arm"
And I called my shack, "Break my back"
But the land was sweet and good, I did what I could

similarly:

cow, "No milk now"
duck, "Out of luck"
donkey, "Horse gone Wonky"
wife, "Run for your life"
son, "My work done"

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When I First Came To This Land (Oscar Brand's version of the tune from Singing Holidays, 1957)
When I First Came To This Land (Pete Seeger's version of the tune, from American Favorite Ballads (1961))




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