WOODY GUTHRIE'S SONGS
All you can write is what you see.
Woody Guthrie, Feb 27, 1940.
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Some of Woody's Prose...
The Almanac Singers
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- DEPORTEE (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
(WOODY GUTHRIE/MARTIN HOFFMAN) (1949)
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VD SONGS (1940s)RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT:
I suppose I taught Bobby a few of my songs. Those old VD songs by Woody that nobody wanted the young kids to know, he picked them up from me....
quoted in Robert Shelton, No Direction Home, London 1987, p. 104.
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LYNNE HARRISON (firstname.lastname@example.org) Searching the web tonight trying to find some information on Woody Guthrie.... Specifically, wondering if there is a museum that might be interested in archiving an original songbook. (mimeographed, hand-painted cover (watercolors) doodles, notes, etc... copyright April 3, 1945 Ten Songs).
wrote on Jan 08, 2000:
I have had this songbook for many years and only recently realized exactly what it is... I think it belongs in a museum... I would like to put it in the "right" place on permanent loan or at the very least make sure I am storing it properly. Is there a Woody Guthrie Museum somewhere? I could bring it by the Country Music Hall of Fame (I'm in Nashville), but I don't know if they would be interested, or if this would be appropriate... My other thought is the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. I am writing to you because you had the best web-site I saw...
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