“The Greatest Song Ever Written About Our Home”

Yep.

A good song for the festivities of the week. Thanks to Liam for the link.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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4 Responses to “The Greatest Song Ever Written About Our Home”

  1. Liam says:

    This version, led by the musical Moses that is almost 90-year old Pete Seeger – who was a young child when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated (!) and a young teenager when FDR was inaugurated – with his grandson Tai and Bruce as Pips, employed the expanded verses, in case some folks are not familiar with them:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Land_is_Your_Land#Confirmation_of_two_other_verses

    An angry (yes, angry), hopeful, and inimitably American song. Less martial than its Civil War predecessor (the Battle Hymn), of course.

    An instrumental note: Here was an excellent use of tambourine (the tambourinist was to Bruce’s left), btw – it helped keep the rhythm tight for the vast outdoor space. (You can tell, btw, by seeing that the people who are singing in the throng are largely singing in proximate time with the lead singers.)

  2. Liam says:

    Tao, sorry for the spelling error….

  3. Anne says:

    We watched the concert on HBO….fun watching the Obamas singing along and taking pictures.

  4. Cautious Man says:

    Thanks. For some reason, HBO had YouTube take down the version that was broadcast on HBO – they claimed a copyright to their showing of a free public concert.

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