MADE FOR YOU AND ME – Marilyn Armstrong

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 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.

That ribbon of highway ...

That ribbon of highway …

I saw above me, that endless skyway ...

I saw above me, that endless skyway …

I saw below me that golden valley ...

I saw below me that golden valley …

Navajo Big Sky

I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps, to the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts …

This land was made for you and me ...

This land was made for you and me …



Categories: Harbors, Marilyn Armstrong, Mountains, Music, Photography

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16 replies

  1. This is still our country. We are still free. We shall overcome.

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    • I don’t see the masses of oppressive troops forming up and we are still complaining, protesting, objecting — and no one is afraid the storm-troopers are on the way. I think we HAVE overcome. We just don’t see it yet.

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  2. Great song, Marilyn.
    Leslie

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  3. Wonderful. And beautiful pictures. Touching and fitting that the song is sung by Woody’s son. Great post. 🙂

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  4. There was a programme about the life and songs of Woody Guthrie on German TV a couple of weeks ago although proably originally an english speaking film. It was very interesting and this song was featured about the varioius words used in certain verses, which were not always sung as some told it as it really was.

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  5. Well-illustrated, Marilyn.

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  6. “Nobody living can ever stop me,
    As I go walking that freedom highway;”

    I used to believe this before November 2016.

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