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Lyr Req: Christ for President (Woody Guthie)

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A PICTURE FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE
AS I GO RAMBLING ROUND
BELLE STARR
BOUND FOR GLORY
CLEAN-O
DEPORTEES
DO RE MI
DUST PNEUMONIA
EL DO RE MI
GAMBLER
HARD TRAVELIN'
HARD, AIN'T IT HARD
HIGHWAY 66 BLUES
I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
I'M GONNA MAIL MYSELF TO YOU
JACKHAMMER JOHN
JESUS CHRIST
JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM
LIFEBELT WASHED UP ON THE SHORE
LUDLOW MASSACRE
MEAN TALKING BLUES
MRS. ROOSEVELT
NINE HUNDRED MILES
OKLAHOMA HILLS
PASTURES OF PLENTY
POOR LAZARUS
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
RAMBLING ROUND
RANGER'S COMMAND
RED WINE
ROLL ON COLUMBIA
ROLL ON THE DAY
SHIP IN THE SKY
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
TALKING BLUES
TALKING DUST BOWL BLUES
THE 1913 MASSACRE
THE BLINDING OF ISAAC WOODARD
THE GRAND COULEE DAM
THE LADIES' AUXILIARY
THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER
THE SINKING OF THE REUBEN JAMES
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
THOSE BROWN EYES
TOM JOAD
UNION MAID
WHY OH WHY


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Shawn. 13 Nov 98 - 05:23 PM
SueB 14 Apr 04 - 08:13 PM
Sorcha 14 Apr 04 - 08:29 PM
Joe Offer 14 Apr 04 - 09:39 PM
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Subject: Christ for President lyrics
From: Shawn.
Date: 13 Nov 98 - 05:23 PM

Help! I need some mudcat expert knowledge. I'm just curious if anyone out there can give me the lyrics to Christ for President by Woody Guthrie? I saw you're page and figured if there were experts that they would be here.

Much appreciated,

Shawn.


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Subject: ADD: Christ for President (Woody Guthrie)
From: SueB
Date: 14 Apr 04 - 08:13 PM

Not the most timely response, but what the hell...

Let's have Christ our President
Let us have him for our king
Cast your vote for the carpenter
That you call the Nazarene

The only way we could ever beat
These crooked politician men
Is to cast the money changers out of the temple
Put the carpenter in

Oh it's Jesus Christ our President
God above our King
With a job and a pension for young and old
We will make Hallelujah ring

Every year we waste enough
To feed the ones who starve
We build our civilization up
And we shoot it down with wars

But with the carpenter on the seat
Way up in the capitol town
The USA'd be on the way
Prosperity bound


I got these words off a copy of a CD which is only labeled
Billy Bragg and Wilco, didn't know it was a Guthrie song.


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Subject: Lyr Add:Christ for President lyrics
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Apr 04 - 08:29 PM

Just an Add for SueB's post of 14 Apr 04 - 08:13 PM this thread.


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Subject: RE: Christ for President lyrics
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Apr 04 - 09:39 PM

This is on the first (1998) Mermaid Avenue CD by Billy Bragg and Wilco. Words by Woody Guthrie, no date; music by Jeff Tweedy & Jay Bennett, 1997. Tweedy does a great job on lead vocal on this song.
In 1943, Woody and his second wife, Marjorie, moved to 3520 Mermaid Avenue, Coney Island, New York.
-Joe Offer-


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