Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land


Woody Guthrie
Song Name: This Land Is Your Land
By: Woody Guthrie
Song Local Name: This Land Is Your Land
Album: This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1
Link to buy: AllMusic
Genre: folk music of United States of America , American folk music
Date Added: 22 Aug 2019
Yuri Bonilha
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This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with This Land Is Your Land (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie ( July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, one of the most significant figures in American folk music; his music, including songs, such as "This Land Is Your Land", has inspired several generations both politically and musically.

"This Land Is Your Land" is one of the United States' most famous folk songs. Its lyrics were written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1940, based on an existing melody, a Carter Family tune called "When the World's on Fire", in critical response to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America." When Guthrie was tired of hearing Kate Smith sing "God Bless America" on the radio in the late 1930s, he sarcastically called his song "God Blessed America for Me" before renaming it "This Land Is Your Land.".

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