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Thread #59112   Message #939715
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Apr-03 - 12:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Columbia River Collection (Woody Guthrie)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Columbia River Collection Lyrics
Hmmm. The Library of Congress says Woody wrote 26 songs in 30 days on that government contract. Seems like these songs should belong to the American people, and that they should be available online. This page (click) has a nice collection of Woody lyrics, many no doubt taken from the Digital Tradition. This page (click) has short clips for 17 songs from the Columbia River Collection CD, but I don't know if Woody wrote all those songs for the Bonneville Power Administration. This page (click) is one of my favorite Woody pages, with lots of lyrics.
I'd like to see a full list of the songs Woody wrote for the Columbia River Collection. Sing Out charges $20 for a 26-song songbook and a CD of the 17 Columbia River Songs Woody recorded. I may have to break down and get that one.
-Joe Offer-