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Song Parodies -> "This Land Was Our Land"

Original Song Title:

"This Land Is Your Land"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Woody Guthrie

Parody Song Title:

"This Land Was Our Land"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

Trying to see the story of America from the point of view of the people who got here first. With a nod of credit to the famous Jib-Jab George Bush video.
(Chorus)
This land is your land, it once was our land
Until you stole it, you thieving white man
From the mighty forests to the flowing waters
This land you took from folks like me

Your men were horny, our women were frisky*
You stole our ponies, you sold us whiskey
You talked of Jesus, while you spread diseases
This land you took from folks like me

This land is your land, it once was our land
Until you stole it, you thieving white man
From the mighty forests, to the flowing waters
This land you took from folks like me

We passed the peace pipes, we watched you smoke them
We signed your treaties, and then you broke them
You grabbed our riches, you sons of b*tches
This land you took from folks like me

This land is your land, it once was our land
Until you stole it, you thieving white man
From the mighty forests to the flowing waters
This land you took from folks like me

Without the paleface, I guess there'd be no
Reservation smoke shop casino
The best advice is "Cater to their vices"
Money we take from folks like you

This land is your land, it once was our land
Until you stole it, you thieving white man
From the mighty forests to the flowing waters
This land you took from folks like me

By the Rio Grande I went out walking
Some people were crossing, I heard them talking
Their words should scare ya' "Es mi tierra"
"Su tierra fue hecha para mi"

This land is your land, for now you own it
But only for, a few more moments
Across the border a chorus sounding
"Esa tierra fue hecha para mi"
*There are historical accounts of Native men sharing their women with explorers and traders, out of hospitality or in exchange for goods.

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Pacing: 4.5
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Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 10

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AFW - May 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Extremely well written
Paul Warren - May 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Why do I sense 'Trail of Tears'?
MrMacphisto - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved the tie-in to border security. We really gotta fix that quick.
Little-SQUAW-cakes - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir this write is excellent!! I really enjoyed it! And the theory is true: Whoever has the brains & might, is right; they shall inherit the land . . .
John Jenkins - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Provocative opus with a clever twist at the end. The rhyming, particularly "advice is/vices" and "scare ya/tierra," is very well done.
Patrick - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I'd like to enter this in the contest, just to hear someone with a better voice than mine record it. If you know how to negotiate the process, please feel free.
Adam Seward - November 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm a Native American, and I approve of this message.

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