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Thread #45198 Message #939887
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Apr-03 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Farmer-Labor Train (Woody Guthrie)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farmer-Labor Train (Woody Guthrie)
Interesting. That appears to be a campaign song for the Farmer-Labor Party, which was once powerful enough to elect a few governors and senators. In Minnesota, the Farmer-Labor Party eventually merged (in 1944) with the Democratic Party to form the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, or DFL, which is the official name of the Democratic Party affiliate in Minnesota to this day.
Click here for a brief history of the party.