I Guess I Planted  - Woody Guthrie

    I guess I planted some long lonesome
    seed of a song
    Way down inside me long ago
    And now I can't remember when it was
    But it joined up with the rest of them and grows
    It's such a little song it don't compare
    With all your big ones you hear everywhere
    But when it dawns way in the back of your mind
    The big ones are made up of the little kind

    Union song. Union battled.
    All added up. Won us what we got now

    I can't even start to look around me here
    Without hearing this song
    And seeing all of us first separated,
    Hurt, apart and afraid
    And hungry for the union
    And so we kept on
    Singing and working, fighting till we got it.
    And this is the big union song I guess I hear.

    We fought there at your place
    We fought there on your ship
    And I guess if you missed out on
    the fight for our union,
    You missed out on one awful big step
    Us people took.

    WORDS: Woody Guthrie - MUSIC: Billy Bragg


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