From:   Jackie DiSalvo <jdisalvo@nyc.rr.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:14:53 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   RE: [september17discuss] this land is your land
 

My recall – which rimes better is

 

There was a sign there that tried to stop me

And on that sign it said private property

But on the other side it didn’t say nothing

That side is made for you and me

 


From: september17@googlegroups.com [mailto:september17@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of acpollack2@juno.com
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:36 PM
To: september17@googlegroups.com
Subject: [september17discuss] this land is your land

 

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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