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Thread #281 Message #3164325
Posted By: Jim Dixon
02-Jun-11 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Oklahoma Hills (Jack & Woody Guthrie)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oklahoma Hills (Jack & Woody Guthrie)
Joe: I'll bet Arlo learned this song as a young lad, at an age when kids learn things by rote (although they sometimes mishear) and never consider subtleties like grammar. Then as he got older, he trusted his memory and never went back and checked his lyrics against the original. I think a lot of people who post lyrics at Mudcat do that!
Yes, I like "I feel like in those hills I still belong" better.
A whole slew of people have recorded this: Arlo Guthrie, Bob Wills, Chet Atkins, Country Joe McDonald, Ernest Tubb, Gene Autry, Hank Thompson, Ian Tyson, Jack Guthrie, Jim Reeves, Jimmy Wakely, Johnny Bond, Marvin Rainwater, Mary McCaslin, Moe Bandy, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, T. Texas Tyler, Tex Ritter, Tommy Collins, Vince Gill, and many others.
I wonder how many sang it Arlo's way?