04 July 2012

American Independence and Ongoing Development

The great Woody Guthrie singing This Land is Your Land. Naturally there is a development angle here. Guthrie wrote it in response to God Bless America and saved his most biting lyrics for the end. Only a few recordings that include the final two verses exist.
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?