Wednesday, February 19, 2014


We saw Arlo Guthrie on Sunday and he did this song. I love it so much.

Whenever there is a news story about immigrants/undocumented workers, and their names are omitted, I always think of this song.

I found this version of the song by Arlo and Emmylou Harris. So beautiful! (Unfortunately, the audio-synchronization seems a bit OFF in this video, and their mouths don't quite match up to the lyrics, but that's quibbling.)

Happy 100th birthday, Woody Guthrie.

Arlo's tour started two years ago, to celebrate his father's centennial celebration.


Deportees - Arlo Guthrie and Emmylou Harris

EDIT: And yes, this is "Tuesday Tunes" because I wrote it on Tuesday and did not post it until today. THANK YOU FOR NOTICING! :P

I have removed the "Tuesday Tunes" designation for those readers who are uncompromising sticklers for accuracy. Truthfully, I didn't even notice. I DID manage to say "Wednesday edition" on the radio today, so I am NOT a total loss.

Thanks yall! :) Its so nice to know you care.


Gorgeous Gregg said...

A great sonG, so meaningful, and who can beat these two singers? Beautiful!

Helen said...

I saw Arlo Guthrie last year at the Port Fairy festival (I'm in Australia). What a blast! one of my childhood heroes! And he was so funny. One song he played he said he hadn't played in a while and wasn't quite sure he'd rehearsed it enough but "anyone can get up on a stage and play shit they KNOW!" His daughter and son in law also got up to play with him and when she mentioned she did know a certain song but not in the key they were about to play it in, he said "Oh you'll be OK". YOu could see her thinking "Yeah thanks Dad".

Daisy Deadhead said...

Helen, I saw Sarah Lee Guthrie in October, too! A very talented family, indeed. :)