“Pastures of Plenty”

Author: Woody Guthrie
Earliest date: 1953
Keywords: work farming travel migrant freedom nonballad derivative
Found in: US

Description

"It's a mighty hard road that my poor hands has hoed." The singer describes the hard work in the fields and the life of the (migrant) field worker. The singer promises to fight if need be, "'Cause my Pastures of Plenty must always be free."

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  1. Greenway-AFP, pp. 293-294, "Pastures of Plenty" (1 text)
  2. DT, PASTPLEN
  3. Roud #16377
  4. BI, Grnw293