~~September 28, 2014~~
A combined message: war, peace, rich folks, soldiers, timeless.
I found this graphic this morning as I browsed through the postings in Facebook. The reason I chose to post it is that even though this man lived from 1912 through 1967, I consider these words timeless.
I assume that he lived through WWII, Korea and Vietnam and all the conflicts and “skirmishes” that happened during his life time.
Yet, these words could very easily apply to our current times.
If only ….. this would happen.
“As it appears in …. “
Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land.”
Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Hunter, Harry Chapin, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Andy Irvine, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Jerry Garcia, Jay Farrar, Bob Weir, Jeff Tweedy, Bob Childers and Tom Paxton have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence.
Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression when Guthrie traveled with displaced farmers from Oklahoma to California and learned their traditional folk and blues songs, earning him the nickname the “Dust Bowl Troubadour.”
Throughout his life Guthrie was associated with United States Communist groups, though he was seemingly not a member of any.
I HAVE TO SHARE THIS SONG/VIDEO
~~All You Fascists are Bound to Lose~~
~~Uploaded on September 29, 2010~~
All You Fascists are Bound to Lose.
Music and Lyrics by Woodie Guthrie
Editing Michael Irvine