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Woody Guthrie lyrics revisited

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Gawker writer took a trip to the archives in Tulsa.


    At one point Guthrie took great issue with his landlord's discriminatory practices:

    I suppose
    Old Man _ _ _ _ _ knows
    Just how much
    Racial Hate
    he stirred up
    In the bloodpot of human hearts
    When he drawed
    That color line
    Here at his
    Eighteen hundred family project ....
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That is a fascinating find.

    I assume from the blank spaces that you left that the name of the "old man" that Guthrie was calling out must have been smeared with age, and, thus, lost for all time.

    I am guessing he wrote the lyrics about a legendary obstacle to racial harmony. Jefferson Davis, perhaps.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    It's Tusla, dammit. Try to keep up!

  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Wow, I would have never made that connection!

  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    This machine rents from fascists.
    cranberry likes this.
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