This Land Is Your Land


by Woody Guthrie
(in D)

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

G - - - / D - - - / A - - - / D - - - // (2x)

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
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 make me turn back
This land was made for you and me



 1956 (renewed 1984), 1958 (renewed 1986), 1979 Ludlow 
Music, NY, NY, International copyright secured::  on 
his "Hard Travelin", "Greatest Songs" and "1940-1946",  
Also on Pete Seeger "I Can See a New Day". "World of Pete 
Seeger", and "Sings Woody Guthrie", on Weavers "Song Bag" 
and "Greatest Hits", on Flatt and Scruggs "Changing Times", 
and on Peter, Paul and Mary "Movin"

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