Information About This Land is Your Land
"This Land Is Your Land" is a famous American folk song. Folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote the lyrics for this song in 1940 as a response to "God Bless America" written by Irving Berlin, which according to Guthrie was complacent and unrealistic.
The melody of "This Land Is Your Land" bears some resemblance to the melody of the Baptist gospel hymn "Oh, My Loving Brother".
The songs popularity has been enhanced by recorded versions from artists such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.
For further information about the song ' This Land Is Your Land" you may find Wikipedia helpful.
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© 1956 (renewed 1984), 1958 (renewed 1986) and 1970 TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI).
words and music by Woody Guthrie.