The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #581 Message #566117
Posted By: Genie
06-Oct-01 - 01:53 AM
Thread Name: Origins:Deportees-seeking original Woody recording
Subject: RE: Deportees
I didn't catch this in the responses above, so let me mention that the travelling Smithsonian Woody Guthrie exhibit (which, I think, has been held over in Tacoma, WA) through the end of this year), has Woody's original first-draft manuscipt of this song, hand printed in pen in a lined notebook. Somewhere I have that version, as I copied it down at the museum.
I can't help thinking of this song when I hear reports of plane crashed in which famous people die along with others. For example, when the singer Aliyah (sp?) was killed recently, I heard numerous news reports, all of which said things like, "...Aliyah and [8?] other passengers and crew were killed... ."
One might sing, "You won't have a name when you crash with a pop star... ."