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TAKE BACK THIS LAND FOR YOU AND ME

To the tune of “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie.

New Lyrics by Rich Fedder

As I was hiking and they were drilling

And the sun was shining while the corn was wilting

I made a promise we’re all fulfilling:

Take back this land for you and me!

Chorus 1:    This land is your land, this land is my land

From the Shawnee Forest to the southern wetlands.

From the Wabash River to the Mis-sis-si-ip-pi

This land belongs to you and me.

In the depths they fracture the shale formations

And claim the bedrock of our proud nation

But up above them, they don’t own nothing

This (whole!) land belongs to you and me.

Chorus 2:   This land is your land, this land is my land

From the Shawnee Forest to the northern tar sands

From the Hudson Valley to the Texas prairie

This land belongs to you and me.

In the forest bottoms, a deer was drinking

As an uncapped well-head was slowly leaking

And the poisoned waters set me to thinking:

Wasn’t this land made for you and me?

Chorus 3:    Stop fracking on your land, stop fracking on my land

From California to the New York Islands

From the redwood forests to the Gulfstream waters

Take back this land for you and me!

Take back this land for you and me.

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RISE AND SHINE | Lyrics and Music by Candy Davis

© 2012 All Rights Reserved Completed 10-26-12 Carbondale, IL For four generations, we’ve farmed on this land, Raised cattle and horses, some corn, beans, and wheat. Raised three generations of heal

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