From:   Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:02:02 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] this land is your land
 

There's another version of one of the verses that is even more explicitly anticapitalist:

A great high wall there tried to stop me
A great big sign there said "Private Property."
But on the other side, it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

Also this one:

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking on Freedom Highway
Nobody living can make me turn back
This land was made for you and me


On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:35 PM, acpollack2@juno.com <acpollack2@juno.com> wrote:
Yesterday during the march to Times Square, and then again in Washington Square Park, folks broke out into "This Land is Your Land" by Woodie Guthrie. This made me happy, both because it's a great song and because I had already been thinking that one way to diversify our message is not only to think of new chants, but also to start using more songs.
I was trying to remember the final verses which are SO relevant to OWS, but couldn't at the moment. Here they are. Let's use them on future marches!
 
As I went walking I saw a sign there
And 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 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 still made for you and me
 

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