THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
(words and music by Woody Guthrie)
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me
As I was walking a ribbon of highway I saw above me an endless skyway I saw below me a golden valley This land was made for you and me
I’ve roamed and rambled and I’ve followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts And all around me a voice was sounding This land was made for you and me
The sun comes shining as I was strolling The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling The fog was lifting a voice come chanting This land was made for you and me
As I was walkin’ – I saw a sign there And that sign said — no tress passin’ But on the other side …. it didn’t say nothin! Now that side was made for you and me!
In the squares of the city — In the shadow of the steeple Near the relief office — I see my people And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’ If this land’s still made for you and me.
©1956 (renewed 1984), 1958 (renewed 1986) and 1970 TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
– More about Woody Guthrie at Scriggler.com
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