Lyrics from Woody Guthrie Songs After He Went Commercial

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I was enjoying Biden’s speech up until he started touting the success of the US interstate highway system; I now expect his infrastructure initiative to bulldoze my parents’ house
― 80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Thursday, April 29, 2021

now listen jack don't be mean to my old friend Robert Moses
― Joe Bombin (milo z), Thursday, April 29, 2021

^ my favorite bootleg Woody Guthrie song
― Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, April 29, 2021

this machine serves brokers
― Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Thursday, April 29, 2021

Carnegie / Was a Friend to Me
Just Break That Union Line
Ol' JP/ Mister Carnegie
Says Break That Union Line
― Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, April 29, 2021

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 April 2021 03:21 (one week ago) link

They say a Tycoon / Hits Like a Typhoon
But Brother That's the Bunk
Every Millionaire / Has Treated Me Square
It's the Poor That Have Always Stunk

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 April 2021 03:24 (one week ago) link

This land is my land
It is not your land
I have a shotgun
You do not

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 April 2021 03:29 (one week ago) link

From Wikipedia:

"Grand Coulee Dam" is an American folk song recorded in 1941 by Woody Guthrie. He wrote it during a brief period when he was commissioned by the Bonneville Power Administration to write songs as part of a documentary film project about the dam and related projects.

The song was part of the Columbia River Ballads, a set of 26 songs written by Guthrie as part of a commission by the BPA, the federal agency created to sell and distribute power from the river's federal hydroelectric facilities, in particular the Bonneville Dam and Grand Coulee Dam. On the recommendation of Alan Lomax, the BPA hired Guthrie to write a set of propaganda songs about the federal projects to gain support for federal regulation of hydroelectricity.

Lily Dale, Thursday, 29 April 2021 03:43 (one week ago) link

Neanderthal, when I was wee the lyric went "I've got a shotgun / You haven't got one."

Ezra Kleina Nachtmusik (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 29 April 2021 09:23 (one week ago) link

IIRC

I've got a shotgun / you haven't got one
If you don't get off / I'll blow your head off
This land was made for me myself

-- my fifth grade class

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 29 April 2021 12:34 (one week ago) link


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