The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91418   Message #1745110
Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
21-May-06 - 10:35 PM
Thread Name: Favorite Lines
Subject: RE: Favorite Lines
from Woody Guthrie's "Ballad Of Tom Joad":

They buried grandpa Joad by the side of the road,
Buried grandma on the California side!

--------(These two spare lines by Woody take care of the entire migration trip from the Oklahoma dust bowl to the supposed land of milk and honey in California. Without this brilliant shortcut this already very long song would've had 5 or 6 more verses.)