14 July

'I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world and that if it has hit you pretty hard and knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter what colour, what size you are, how you are built, I am out to sing the songs that make you take pride in yourself and in your work. And the songs that I sing are made up for the most part by all sorts of folks just about like you.'

July 14, 2009 · 1 min read

Happy birthday, Woodrow Wilson ‘Woody’ Guthrie, born today in 1912. ‘This land was made for you and me.’



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