"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, in critical response to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America." When Guthrie was tired of hearing Kate Smith sing it on the radio in the late 1930s he sarcastically wrote "God Blessed America for Me" before renaming it "This Land Is Your Land." The original lyrics to the song included this verse: When Guthrie recorded "This Land Is Your Land," he ended it with this verse:

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  • "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, in critical response to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America." When Guthrie was tired of hearing Kate Smith sing it on the radio in the late 1930s he sarcastically wrote "God Blessed America for Me" before renaming it "This Land Is Your Land." The original lyrics to the song included this verse: "There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me. The sign was painted, said 'Private Property.' But on the backside, it didn't say nothing. This land was made for you and me." This verse was never released even though it was still recorded by Moses Asch in 1944. This original version was basically lost, until a Smithsonian archivist, Jeff Place, heard the master version of it on the acetate vinyl record in 1997 when it was being transferred to a digital format. This transfer was made in order to preserve its history for the museum. Guthrie also wrote another protest verse that was never officially recorded but was celebrated by his own son, the folksinger Arlo Guthrie, as well as Pete Seeger. They even made a point to sing the more radical verses to "This Land Is Your Land," and they also revived verses that Guthrie wrote but never officially recorded. This verse was found by, and is still in possession of, Woody Guthrie's daughter, Nora. "One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple, by the relief office I saw my people. As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if God Blessed America for me." Nora Guthrie mentioned that she had an idea about why these words were never recorded at the 1944 session and why the 'private property' verse that was recorded was never issued. In her own words she said, "This is the early '50s, and [U.S. Sen. Joseph] McCarthy's out there, and it was considered dangerous in many ways to record this kind of material." She went on to say that, "If my dad had done the recording, I don't think it would have meant anything to him if he was imprisoned, actually." "He was quite used to living without and having nights in prison and things like that. Like most of the things, if we're talking about my dad, it gets very complex here. So I think, you know, The Weavers originally just recorded the first three verses — which, in one way, was very, very helpful to my dad, because we had no money. So thank God that they recorded something, and our family was able to get some royalties from that." Eventually, Guthrie lost his ability to play guitar and his ability to sing but he continued to write and to inspire a younger generation of performers, including Bob Dylan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg, and the band Wilco. When Guthrie recorded "This Land Is Your Land," he ended it with this verse: "When the sun comes shining, then I was strolling, With the wheat fields waving, the dust clouds rolling, The voice come a-chanting, and the fog was lifting. This land was made for you and me." In 2002, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. (en)
  • This Land Is Your Land est l'une des plus célèbres chansons folkloriques des États-Unis. Les paroles ont été écrites par Woody Guthrie en 1940 sur une musique existante, et ce, en réponse à God Bless America de Irving Berlin qu'il considérait comme peu réaliste et suffisante. Lassé d'entendre Kate Smith chanter cette chanson, il a écrit une réponse, God Blessed America for Me, dont il changea les paroles au cours des interprétations, ajoutant parfois des vers plus politiques. Guthrie a tiré la mélodie de This Land Is Your Land essentiellement de When the World's on Fire, un chant baptiste enregistré par la Carter Family dix ans plus tôt. Cependant, certaines sources pensent qu'une chanson originale de la Carter Family, Little Darlin' Pal of Mine, est la source de mélodie de This Land. (fr)
  • "This Land Is Your Land" es una de las canciones de folk más conocidas en Estados Unidos. La letra la escribió Woody Guthrie en 1940, basada en una melodía ya existente y en respuesta a la canción God Bless America de Irving Berlin, que Woody consideraba irreal y autocomplaciente. Cansado de escuchar a Kate Smith cantando "God Bless America" en la radio, escribió una canción en respuesta llamada "God Blessed America for Me". Guthrie varió las letras incluyendo varias frases políticas que simpatizaban con algunos puntos de vista del comunismo. (es)
  • This Land Is Your Land ist der Titel eines der berühmtesten Folk-Songs der USA, der 1940 von Woody Guthrie geschrieben und zum Evergreen wurde. (de)
  • This Land is your Land è una celebre canzone tradizionale statunitense scritta da Woody Guthrie nel 1940. Fa parte del patrimonio folk USA e, oltre che dal suo compositore, è stata eseguita nel tempo in differenti versioni da molti cantanti tra cui Peter, Paul and Mary, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen e Neil Young. La melodia di This Land is your Land è stata composta sulla base di quella del gospel When the world's on fire (Quando il mondo andrà a fuoco), più conosciuto nella versione del gruppo The Carter Family, registrato dieci anni prima che Guthrie realizzasse la sua canzone. (it)
  • "This Land is Your Land" - amerykańska piosenka folkowa. Została napisana przez Woody'ego Guthrie'go w 1940 roku, jako odpowiedź na, jego zdaniem cukierkową i nieprawdziwą pieśń Irvinga Berlina "God Bless America" Po raz pierwszy została opublikowana w 1945 roku. Melodię zaczerpnięto z piosenki "When the World's on Fire", legendy bluegrassu - The Carter Family. (pl)
  • "This Land Is Your Land" is een folklied en een van de meest bekende Amerikaanse folksongs. Woody Guthrie schreef de tekst in 1940 op basis van een bestaande melodie, als een kritische reactie op "God Bless America" van Irving Berlin. De liedtekst varieerde in de loop der tijd en was soms, al dan niet openlijk, politiek of communistisch getint. In 1944 nam Guthrie het nummer op en in 1945 werd het uitgebracht. In 1951 werd er auteursrecht op genomen. De eerste professionele uitgave van de lied kwam er in 1956, door Ludlow Music. In 2002 werd "This Land Is Your Land", dat ondertussen veelvuldig gecoverd was, waaronder door Bob Dylan, Jay and the Americans en Bruce Springsteen, door de Library of Congress aan het National Recording Registry toegevoegd. (nl)
  • "This Land Is Your Land" é uma das mais famosas músicas foclóricas dos Estados Unidos. A letra foi escrita por Woody Guthrie em 1940, mas com uma melodia já existente, em resposta a "God Bless America" de Irving Berlin, que Guthrie considerou surrealista e complacente. Esta ainda é tocada mas não tem a enfase que alcançou "God Bless America". (pt)
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  • "This Land Is Your Land" es una de las canciones de folk más conocidas en Estados Unidos. La letra la escribió Woody Guthrie en 1940, basada en una melodía ya existente y en respuesta a la canción God Bless America de Irving Berlin, que Woody consideraba irreal y autocomplaciente. Cansado de escuchar a Kate Smith cantando "God Bless America" en la radio, escribió una canción en respuesta llamada "God Blessed America for Me". Guthrie varió las letras incluyendo varias frases políticas que simpatizaban con algunos puntos de vista del comunismo. (es)
  • This Land Is Your Land ist der Titel eines der berühmtesten Folk-Songs der USA, der 1940 von Woody Guthrie geschrieben und zum Evergreen wurde. (de)
  • This Land is your Land è una celebre canzone tradizionale statunitense scritta da Woody Guthrie nel 1940. Fa parte del patrimonio folk USA e, oltre che dal suo compositore, è stata eseguita nel tempo in differenti versioni da molti cantanti tra cui Peter, Paul and Mary, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen e Neil Young. La melodia di This Land is your Land è stata composta sulla base di quella del gospel When the world's on fire (Quando il mondo andrà a fuoco), più conosciuto nella versione del gruppo The Carter Family, registrato dieci anni prima che Guthrie realizzasse la sua canzone. (it)
  • "This Land is Your Land" - amerykańska piosenka folkowa. Została napisana przez Woody'ego Guthrie'go w 1940 roku, jako odpowiedź na, jego zdaniem cukierkową i nieprawdziwą pieśń Irvinga Berlina "God Bless America" Po raz pierwszy została opublikowana w 1945 roku. Melodię zaczerpnięto z piosenki "When the World's on Fire", legendy bluegrassu - The Carter Family. (pl)
  • "This Land Is Your Land" is een folklied en een van de meest bekende Amerikaanse folksongs. Woody Guthrie schreef de tekst in 1940 op basis van een bestaande melodie, als een kritische reactie op "God Bless America" van Irving Berlin. De liedtekst varieerde in de loop der tijd en was soms, al dan niet openlijk, politiek of communistisch getint. In 1944 nam Guthrie het nummer op en in 1945 werd het uitgebracht. In 1951 werd er auteursrecht op genomen. De eerste professionele uitgave van de lied kwam er in 1956, door Ludlow Music. In 2002 werd "This Land Is Your Land", dat ondertussen veelvuldig gecoverd was, waaronder door Bob Dylan, Jay and the Americans en Bruce Springsteen, door de Library of Congress aan het National Recording Registry toegevoegd. (nl)
  • "This Land Is Your Land" é uma das mais famosas músicas foclóricas dos Estados Unidos. A letra foi escrita por Woody Guthrie em 1940, mas com uma melodia já existente, em resposta a "God Bless America" de Irving Berlin, que Guthrie considerou surrealista e complacente. Esta ainda é tocada mas não tem a enfase que alcançou "God Bless America". (pt)
  • "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, in critical response to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America." When Guthrie was tired of hearing Kate Smith sing it on the radio in the late 1930s he sarcastically wrote "God Blessed America for Me" before renaming it "This Land Is Your Land." The original lyrics to the song included this verse: When Guthrie recorded "This Land Is Your Land," he ended it with this verse: (en)
  • This Land Is Your Land est l'une des plus célèbres chansons folkloriques des États-Unis. Les paroles ont été écrites par Woody Guthrie en 1940 sur une musique existante, et ce, en réponse à God Bless America de Irving Berlin qu'il considérait comme peu réaliste et suffisante. Lassé d'entendre Kate Smith chanter cette chanson, il a écrit une réponse, God Blessed America for Me, dont il changea les paroles au cours des interprétations, ajoutant parfois des vers plus politiques. (fr)
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