This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie

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  1. Bob Says:

    One of my favorites. Maybe they should sing this one instead of “God Bless America” during 7th inning stretch. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      It is also a favorite of mine. There are two stanZas which are never sung which changes the tone of the song.

      Nobody living can ever stop me,
      As I go walking that freedom highway;
      Nobody living can ever make me turn back
      This land was made for you and me.

      In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
      By the relief office, I’d seen my people.
      As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
      Is this land made for you and me?

  2. Bob Says:

    Of course. Does anyone know the second verse of the National Anthem?

    • katry Says:

      I know some of the words, but I’d have to fake most of them.

      • Bob Says:

        That was used in WWII. The Germans trained their infiltrators everything about America. When they tried to cross American lines, guards would ask them to sing The Star Spangled Banner. When they were done with the first verse, they were asked to sing the second verse. If they knew it they were shot or taken prisoner. Americans caught behind enemy lines were asked the same question. None of them knew the second verse and were invited in to learn it.

      • katry Says:

        That’s funny!! Imagine waiting any ball games for the second verse.

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