This Land is Your Land (Canadian Lyrics by The Travellers )

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This Land is Your Land (Canadian Lyrics by The Travellers )

This land is your land, This land is my land,

From Bonavista, to Vancouver Island

From the Arctic Circle to the Great Lakes waters,

This land was made for you and me.


As I went walking that ribbon of highway,

I saw above me that endless skyway;

I saw below me that golden valley

This land was made for you and me.


I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps,

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;

While all around me a voice was sounding,

Saying this land was made for you and me.



The sun came shining, and I was strolling,

And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling;

As the fog was lifting, a voice was chanting,

This land was made for you and me.


This land is your land, this land is my land,

From Bonavista to Vancouver Island;

From the Arctic Circle to the Great Lakes waters,

This land was made for you and me.


Woody Gunthrie's lyrics are ©1956 (renewed 1984), 1958 (renewed 1986) and 1970 TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)

Background for the Lyrics

This version was written and popularized by Canadian folk music group The Travellers in 1955. The Travellers were formed by friends who met at a Jewish socialist summer camp and who were united by their love of music and belief in social reform. Featuring revealing interviews and archival footage from their early days of television, the video traces their career - including a 1962 tour of the USSR that ultimately led to their break-up. We also join them behind the scenes at the 2000 Mariposa Folk Festival and at a summer camp reunion, where the original Travellers come together once again for an emotional campfire sing-along. Source: The Travellers: This Land Is Your Land. NFB <http://www3.nfb.ca/collection/films/fiche/?id=50743>







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