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Happy Birthday Woody!

Here are a few things in honor of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. Woody influenced musicians such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger and many many more. All of these artists have never been afraid to point out abuses of power and to be a voice for the voiceless. They have also sung about their faith and called people back to what they consider overlooked biblical principles.

Christ for President

By Woody Guthrie

Let’s have Christ our President
Let us have him for our king
Cast your vote for the Carpenter
That you call the Nazarene

The only way we can ever beat
These crooked politician men
Is to run the money changers out of the temple
Put the Carpenter in

O It’s Jesus Christ our President
God above our king
With a job and a pension for young and old
We will make hallelujah ring

Every year we waste enough
To feed the ones who starve
We build our civilization up
And we shoot it down with wars

But with the Carpenter on the seat
Way up in the Capital town
The USA would be on the way
Prosperity Bound!

This Train is Bound for Glory

New words and music adaptation by Woody Guthrie


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