[A-List] Ballad for Americans
cbcox at ilstu.edu
Wed Jan 21 19:34:37 MST 2009
Michael Hudson wrote:
> OK. Fair enough. I was talking about New York City parties in the 1960s (to
> make a pun).
Or as at one conference I attended, on the last night it was announced
that though we didn't have a party we could still party tht night. That
may have been MLA 1968.
> On 1/21/09 6:57 PM, "Carrol Cox" <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:
> > Michael Hudson wrote:
> >> Those certainly are NOT the lyrics that I learned growing up.
> >> Our lyrics were:
> > Very nice. But this take-off does obscure Guthrie's original impetus for
> > the song. Though that might not matter because it's pretty well hidden
> > by the ways in which the song has been used. But what triggered the song
> > was that he had just heard Irving Belin's "God Bless America," became
> > very angry, and went into the recording studio (I forget the man's name
> > who ran it though he's well known) the next morning and reco4rded This
> > Land . . .as a 'reply' to berlin. He thought the song would be very
> > unpopular, as it would have been in its full version.
> > Carrol
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