01 julio 2007

This land

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land is made for you and me.

As I go walking this ribbon of highway
I see above me the endless skyway
And all around me the wind keeps saying:
This land is made for you and me.

I roam and I ramble and I follow my footsteps
Till I come to the sands of her mineral desert
The mist is lifting and the voice is saying:
This land is made for you and me.

Where the wind is blowing I go a strolling
The wheat field waving and the dust a rolling
The fog is lifting and the wind is saying:
This land is made for you and me.

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway
Nobody living can make me turn back
This land is 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 made for you and me?

As I went walking, I saw a sign there;
And on the sign there, it said, 'No Trespassing.'
But on the other side; it didn't say nothing!
That side was made for you and me.

Woody Guthrie

2 comentarios:

  1. Conocí esa canción magnífica a través de Peter, Paul and Mary a quienes, si no los conoces, te los recomiendo también.

    Es triste, en España parece que que cada vez es menos cierto decir:
    This land is my land,
    this land is your land...

  2. Peter, Paul and Mary (es decir, Pedro, Pablo y María, o como nuestros "Sergio y Estíbaliz")nos han hecho compañía durante muchas horas.

    "Puff, the Magic Dragon", me parece entre las suyas una delicia de canción.