10 of the Woody Guthrie songs/This Land

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After we built the Coolee Dam we had to sell the people out there a lot of bonds to get the money to buy the copper wire and high lines and pay a whole big bunch of people at work and I don't know what all. We called them Public Utility Bonds, just about like a War Bond, same thing. (And a lot of politicians told the folks not to buy them but we sold them anyhow). The main idea about this song is, you think about these Eight words all the rest of your life and they'll come a bubbling up your Eighty Jillion all Union. Try it and see. THIS LAND IS MADE FOR YOUR AND ME.

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this land is your land. this land is my land.
From this redwood forest to the new york island
the canadian mountain to the gulf stream waters
this land is made for you and me.

as i go walking this ribbon of highway
i see above me this endless skyway
and all around me the wind keeps saying:
this land is made for you and me.

i roam and i ramble and i follow my footsteps
till i come to the sands of her mineral desert
the mist is lifting and the voice is saying:
this land is made for you and me.

Where the wind is blowing i go a strolling
the wheat field waving and the dust a rolling
the fog is lifting and the wind is saying:
this land is made for you and me.

nobody living can ever stop me
as i go walking my freedom highway
nobody living can make me turn back
this land is made for you and me.