Jul 04 2010

This Land

Published by at 7:30 am under Books & Events


On our nation’s birthday…

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 went 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 roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
While 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
A voice was chanting, As the fog was lifting,
This land was made for you and me.

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.
lyrics from This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, 1944

(photo by Brian Herman)

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p.s.  Chuck Tague’s blog has eagle photos for today’s celebration (best viewed using Firefox).

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “This Land”

  1. John Englishon 04 Jul 2010 at 12:17 pm

    “to the Gulf Stream waters” – Woody would be weeping :-(
    Happy 4th and a hope for a better future.

    John
    Akela-PA

  2. Jennieon 05 Jul 2010 at 7:40 pm

    John, you expressed what I was feeling, but could not put into words.

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