Mudcat Café message #214821 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20510   Message #214821
Posted By: Crowhugger
20-Apr-00 - 12:00 AM
Thread Name: Shouldn't have been covered (songs)
Subject: RE: BS: Shouldn't have been covered
Callie, 'scuse me about getting all semantic, but maybe "they" don't all do covers, "we do."

Joe, didn't everyone learn This Land Is Your Land from a little blue softcover book edited or whatever by Pete Seeger, probably published in the 50s or early 60s? Vague pre-schooler notions of colour mixed with clearer recall of raiding Mom's music stash when I hijacked my brother's guitar and started learning.

Ooooops, retract that last one, or amend it: the words are different in Canada, and I haven't seen a lot of mix-up about that extra bar when done at campfires and such. Where Canucksters get all muddled is the last 2 lines of the chorus:

From the Arctic Circle [or: Ocean] to the Great Lakes' Waters
This land was...

Singing & dancing, CH