This Land is Your Land (Guthrie, Woody)

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Sheet Music


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Editor R.D. Tennent
Publisher. Info. R.D. Tennent
Misc. Notes As recorded by Woody Guthrie in April 1944
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General Information

Work Title This Land is Your Land
Alternative. Title
Composer Guthrie, Woody
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1940
First Performance. 1944
First Publication. 1945
Librettist Woody Guthrie
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Traditional (folk)
Instrumentation vocal
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information *The melody is an adaptation of the Baptist gospel song Oh, My Loving Brother, recorded by the Carter Family as When the World's on Fire. The 1945 copyright was not renewed so this work entered the US public domain in 1973. (Archived article on the copyright issue)