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GUEST,Jack Warshaw This land is WHOSE land? (117* d) RE: This land is WHOSE land? 19 Jan 21


Pete sang all Woody's original verses + these two at a concert in 1976
(https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/pete-seeger-unreleased-live-this-land-is-your-land-800868/)

This land is your land, it once was my land
Before we sold you Manhattan Island
You drove our nations to reservations
This land was stole by you from me               

Woodland and grassland and river shoreline
To all things living, bugs snakes and microbes
Fin, fur and feather, we’re here together
This land was made for you and me.         

Did he write or collect them? A task for someone else.

Everyone should quit bickering about hidden meanings in the song, and well-known imperfections in Woody's character. We do people and folk music no service by it and risk disappearing up our own assholes.


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