I played THIS LAND IS MY LAND already 50 years ago – but it is still in my heart.
(photo above: me with Dobro guitar walking through the green, green grass of home)
Many famous musicians created wonderful versions – yesterday I discovered this on youtube- with 1-Arlo Guthrie, 2-Willie Nelson? (1988!), 3-Bruce Springsteen, 4-Taj Mahal, 5-Emmylou Harris, 6-Little Richard, 7-Bono, and then: John ‘Cougar’ Mellencamp and his band, “Sweet Honey In The Rock” etc.:
maybe it is not very clever, to destroy with battles between Republicans and Democrats a good image. Obamacare: In Europe health care for everyone is standard (in India, Africa and the US it seems not).
- 94-Year-Old Pete Seeger Sings “This Land is Your Land” at Farm Aid (openculture.com)
- This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land (bloggnwithattitude.wordpress.com)
- Pete Seeger and friends, Farm Aid 2013 “This Land is Your Land” (Saratoga Springs, NY) (9/21/13) (stillisstillmoving.com)
- This Land is Your Land (definitiveink.typepad.com)
- Late, Late Night FDL: This Land Is Your Land (firedoglake.com)
- This Land is Your Land (lilzz10.wordpress.com)
Great post Frizz. Shame this land is now closed until further notice!
I hope you can still use your British health care system?
I’m always shocked when I hear people here in the US comment on the “socialist” form of health care in the UK!
Wow, that takes me back!
and that always takes me back
(because my life started in an orphanage):
Sweet Honey in the Rock:
What a beautiful performance, and rendition of the song. I’m more familiar with the traditional version, which was always so sad to me–my mother, though in the home, was emotionally distant, even cold toward me. Though I can’t imagine your life in an orphanage, I can tell you that a family which looks perfect from outward appearances, may not even be close to that. I am grateful God is eager to gather all who are orphaned, by whatever definition. May He bless you abundantly today, Frizz–love, Caddo
Great song, Frizz. Love that photo of you and your guitar. 🙂
sometimes I feel like a black man with a black cat in a black neighbourhood:
and sometimes I feel like a Gypsy:
Sad state of affairs. I was going to apply for SS this week, having paid into,it and all, but now… 😦
How can a country founded on such great ideals have gotten to this point?