This Land Is Your Land
Pete Seeger (Children's) Lyrics


This land is your land, this land is my land
From [the] California to the [Staten] New York Island,
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters,
[God blessed America for me.]
As I went walking that ribbon of highway
And saw above me that endless skyway,
And saw below me the golden valley, I said:
[God blessed America for me.]

I roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts,
And all around me , a voice was sounding:
[God blessed America for me.]

Was a high wall there that tried to stop me
A sign was painted said: Private Property,
But on the back side it didn't say nothing
[God blessed America for me.]

When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
In wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling;
The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting:
[God blessed America for me.]

One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple
By the Relief Office I saw my people
As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if
[God blessed America for me.]

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drmarx48

Was a big high wall there that tried to stop me,
Was a great big sign that said, "Private Property,"
But on the other side, it didn't say nothing,
That side was 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 was made for you and me.



Stan Chaz

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 red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters 
This land was made for you and Me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway, 
I saw above me that endless skyway: 
I saw below me that golden valley: 
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I 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.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling, 
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling, 
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting: 
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there 
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing." 
But on the other side it didn't say nothing, 
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people, 
By the relief office I seen my people; 
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking 
Is this land made for you and me?

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.



All comments from YouTube:

Douglas Daniel

I love how Pete slipped in the radical verses that get left out of most versions of the song. This is a great American song not because it sings the praises of the country and the people, but because in its full version it has the guts to call a spade a spade and tell us we're not all the way there yet.

mcaddicts

@Francine Allen Great point.

Francine Allen

@mcaddicts It's not a matter of economic systems but of human nature needing to evolve into something that gives everyone equal dignity.

Alun Davies

The other thing would be that if everyone got a guaranteed basic income regardless of if they work or not they would have a lot more autonomy and that is what the people that pull the strings don’t want because they would have nowhere to hide that money anymore because people in the sunny islands of the Caribbean will finally be able to do the things that they actually want to do like shop the bleeders

Alun Davies

If not a world wide minimum wage how about a world wide basic income that every man and woman will receive whether or not they are working so that the guaranteed basic income everyone gets regardless of how rich or poor they were and by doing that you could come up with a world wide basic tax bracket to begin with that would make the bankers howl

Alun Davies

@Electro-Cute do you believe in a world wide minimum wage?

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Christopher Fynn

"A great high wall there tried to stop me
A great big sign there said: 'Private Property'
But on the other side it didn't say nothing.
That side was made for you and me."

John McCarthy

@Rock me Dr. Zaius ((

GermanShepherd1983

@Thomas Combs That's where you're wrong. Woody indeed wanted this land to be open and free to all. He mocked walls and private ownership of property because it wanted it available to all. Now go listen to The Ballad of Old Man trump. Woody was spot on about how evil all the trump's were and would be. You trumptards are mentally deficient people. Enjoy the next four years and then some.

Thomas Combs

@GermanShepherd1983 Just shows how small an intellect you mentally deficient people have. Woody never promoted mass illegal entries of people from other countries into "you and me"s land of America as they had their own.
his "radical" verses were written in humor, not hate that now grips your mind, and Woody believed in and respected property rights and ownership, just wished there was some more common sense used sometimes. You are the radical hater, not ever Woodie.

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