Sunday, January 25, 2009

Song of the Week - This Land is Your Land

If you saw any inaugural coverage this past week you may have seen Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen singing this old Woodie Guthrie favorite. This is Bruce singing this solo in 2006.

2 comments:

dinged corners said...

Cliff, last year when homeschooling my older daughter, while studying the Dust Bowl and Depression, we learned about Woody Guthrie. 'This Land is Your Land' is such a beautiful song about America. He wrote it in response to Irving Berlin's God Bless America, which Guthrie found a bit elitist. Our favorite stanza:
"As I was walkin'-I saw a sign there/And that sign said-no trespassin'/But on the other side...it didn't say nothin'/
Now that side was made for you and me.

mab said...

I live about two miles from the Lincoln Memorial and was able to walk to the concert and to the inauguration last week. The whole experience was great, with so many people from various places.

The concert was awesome ~ "This Land is Your Land" was one of many that had most of the crowd singing along and swaying. The Boss's opening song "The Rising" backed by a huge choir was terrific, too.