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Thread #13282   Message #2978865
Posted By: Art Thieme
02-Sep-10 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: Woody Guthrie quote?
Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie quote?
I might as well tell the beginning of the story, seeing as how I already posted the punch line, I remember it this way.

During a strike, the strikers were surrounded by cops and thugs. Some of the strikers began to panic: "What are we gonna do? We'll never get out of this. They're gonna kill us all!!"

Woody's reply was, "Folks, just calm down. The answer is obvious to me--- Let's just stay right here 'til we outnumber 'em!"

I'm certain that is just a very rough paraphrase---but the truth of it is there I think.

Art Thieme