This land is your land

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This is an old and yet timeless folk tune. The message is as strong today as ever. We are a divided species. We must focus on inclusion and unconditional love for one another instead of succumbing to facism and bigotry. We borrowed the tune from Woody Guthrie, and compiled lyrics of his, The Travellers, and a few of our own where our memories failed us.

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this land is your land
this land is my land
from Bonavista to Vancouver Island
from the Arctic Circle to the Great Lake waters
this land was made for you and me

as I went walking that Yellowhead highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me that golden valley
this land was made for you and me

I roamed and rambled, I followed my footsteps
to the dusty sands of Okanagan deserts
while all around me a voice was sounding
this land was made for you and me

there's a big high wall there that tried to stop me
sign was painted said private property
but on the other side it didn't say nothin'
that side was made for you and me

one sunny morning in the shadow of a steeple
by the Inac office I'd seen my people
they stood there hungry and 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

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from Shuffleboard, released March 1, 2017
Written by Woody Guthrie
Lyrics by Woody Guthrie, and The Travellers

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