This Land is Your Land

by Woodie Guthrie – Lyrics

REFRAIN:

This land is your land, this land is my land

From the California to the New York Island

From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters

This land was made for you and me

 

VERSES (Refrain to be sung after each verse)

As I went walking that ribbon of highway

I saw above me that endless skyway

Saw below me the golden valley

This land was made for you and me

 

I roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

All around me a voice was sounding

This land was made for you and me

 

When the sun come shining, then I was strolling

In wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling

The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting

This land was made for you and me

 

There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;

The sign was painted, it said private property;

But on the back side it didn’t say nothing;

That side was made for you and me.

 

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;

By the Relief Office, I’d 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.

 

FINAL REFRAIN

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