Wise Words from Woody Guthrie

July 4, 2009

Do your little ones know this song? On this 4th of July, nothing floods us with love for our country more than singing these words to and with our kids:

"This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was 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."

To see Woody himself singing his beloved classic, click here. And you'll find your very own copy of this and other Guthrie folk tunes here. (We also adore his Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child, by the way.)

Happy Birthday to our beautiful land!

From the Parents

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