Traditional America Song: This Land is Your Land

 

California, USA

This week, the focus will be traditional songs.

Mrs. Yollis’ class will kick off the week with a famous American folksong,

This Land is Your Land

by Woody Guthrie.

The words are below if you’d like to sing along!

 

 

 
 

Chorus:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me


This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

 

What do you think of when you listen or sing this song?

We sang the song a cappella (ah ku pel uh)  which means it was sung without a musical accompaniment.

Do you play an instrument that could have accompanied our song?