Jan. 19th, 2009

this land

Jan. 19th, 2009 12:02 am
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Sunday was the big concert on the Mall for the Obama inauguration. Pete Seeger (89 years old - when did that happen??) sang This Land is Your Land, the original version with the more controversial verses added back in.

Here's a great video of it.

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

A great big 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.

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

Watching it made my day. Singing it probably made Pete Seeger's decade, from the look on his face.

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