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Jerry Friedman Lyr Req: This Land (Canadian version) (77* d) RE: Lyr Req: This Land (Canadian version) 16 Sep 99

Rick, you asked about the Communist verses that I meant. I think we agree that the "no trespassing" verse is overtly Communist. I also had in mind the "relief office" verse as an expression of Guthrie's Communism--note the anti-religious "shadow of the steeple". The verse also suggests that the answer to hunger is a "land made for you and me", that is, it relates common ownership to economics, not just scenery. However, you could probably see that verse as simply an expression of compassion.

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