Saturday, January 24, 2009

This Land Is Your Land

Pete Seeger, his grandson Tao Rodriguez, and Bruce Springsteen. Note that Pete, that wonderful iconoclast, sings verses rarely recorded - "By the relief office, I saw my people" and "The great big sign there said Private Property".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"And the other side of the wall, it didn't say nothin'"

My old friend James Talley noted that these verses were obviously tacked on for the explicit purpose of some labor organizing effort and from the perspective of the poetry of the song, really detract. However, in this instance and place, I believe Woody would have done exactly as his old hobo buddy Pete chose to do.