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Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land tab

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                This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
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Surprisingly I was unable to find a decent tab of "This Land is Your Land" as played 
by Woody Guthrie, so I decided to give it a shot.  This is my attempt at to tab it 
out as played on volume 1, of the Asch Recordings. Note that there are sometimes
significant variations in both the lyrics and music between different recording.

There are two version of this song on the cd - tracks 1 and 14.  I included
the intros and solos from both of these tracks since they are quite different.
For the verses/chorus, I mainly used track 1, but there are only slight differences
between track 1 and track 14.

He plays this song in the key of D on this recording.  Because of the various 
hammer-ons and the alternating bass it appears that he is capoed on the second
fret. The chord names are relative to the capo.

Woody Guthrie used a flat pick to play many of his songs, including this one. I did
my best to indicate the strumming between the melody/bass notes.  V indicates a down-
stroke and ^ indicates an up stroke.  I also did my best to indicate the timing.

There are also some slight variations between the verses, so if you want to play
it exactly the way he played it listen to the record for these.  The song ends
as he appears to go back into the solo. 

Please leave a comment if you find any mistakes.

Tuning: Standard (Capo 2nd Fret)


(Key of D)

Intro (as played on track 1):

               G                                   C                                  
                   V ^    V ^    V ^                   V  V ^ V ^     V  V ^ V ^           
e|------------|----3-3----3-3----3-3--------------|----0--0-0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-0------|
B|------------|----0-0----0-0----0-0--------------|----1--1-1-1-1-----1--1-1-1-1------|
G|------0-----|----0-0----0-0----0-0--------------|----0--0-0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-0------|
D|--0h2-------|--0------0-----------------0-------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------|-----------------------0h2---------|--3--------------3-----------------|
E|------------|----------------3------------------|-----------------------------------|
    4   +        1 +    2 +    3 +    4   +          1 +  2 +       3 +  4 +   (Into Verse)
            
                                                  

Intro (as played on track 14):
   
  C               G7                  C                                   F
      V  V ^ V ^    V ^  ^ V ^            V  V ^ V ^                          V ^    V  ^ V ^
e|----0--0-0-0-0----1-1--1-1-1-------|----0--0-0-0-0---------------------|----1-1----1--1-1-1---------|
B|----1--1-1-1-1----0-0--0-0-0-------|----1--1-1-1-1---------------------|----1-1----1--1-1-1---------|
G|----0--0-0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-------|----0--0-0-0-0---------------------|----2-2----2--2-2-2---------|
D|-----------------------------------|---------------------0-2-----------|--3------3-----------2-0----|
A|--3--------------------------------|--3-------------3-3----------------|-------------------------3--|
E|----------------3------------------|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
    1 +  2 +      3 +    4 +            1 +  2 +      3 +  4 +              1 +    2 +  3 +    4 +


  C                                  G                                  C
        V ^      V  ^ V ^                V ^    V  ^ V ^                    V  V ^ V ^
e|------0-0------0--0-0-0-----------|----3-3----3--3-3-3---------------|----0--0-0-0-0----|
B|------1-1------1--1-1-1-----------|----0-0----0--0-0-0---------------|----1--1-1-1-1----|
G|------0-0------0--0-0-0------0----|----0-0----0--0-0-0---------------|----0--0-0-0-0----|
D|--0h2------0h2-----------0h2---2--|--0------0------------------------|------------------|
A|----------------------------------|-----------------------0-2--------|--3---------------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------3------------|------------------|
    1   +    2   +  3 +    4   +       1 +    2 +  3 +    4 +             1 +  2 +   (Into Verse)



Verse/Chorus:

  C            F                                   C
      V    V       V ^    V ^    V ^    V ^            V ^    V ^    V ^    V ^
e|----0----0--|----1-1----1-1----1-1----1-1-------|----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-------|
B|----1----1--|----1-1----1-1----1-1----1-1-------|----1-1----1-1----1-1----1-1-------|
G|----0----0--|----2-2----2-2----2-2--2-2-2-------|----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-------|
D|------------|--3------3------3------------------|---------2-------------2-----------|
A|--3----3----|-----------------------------------|--3-------------3------------------|
E|------------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
    3 +  4 +     1 +    2 +    3 +    4 +            1 +    2 +    3 +    4 +
 
    This...    your Land...                        my land...


  G                                   C
      V ^     V ^    V ^    V ^           V ^      V ^    V ^    V ^  
e|----3-3-----3-3----3-3----3-3------|----0-0------0-0----0-0----0-0-----|
B|----0-0-----0-0----0-0----0-0------|----1-1------1-1----1-1----1-1-----|
G|----0-0-----0-0----0-0----0-0------|----0-0------0-0----0-0----0-0-----|
D|----------0-------------0----------|---------0h2-------------2---------|
A|-----------------------------------|--3---------------3----------------|
E|--3--------------3-----------------|-----------------------------------|
    1 +     2 +    3 +    4 +           1 +    2   +    3 +    4 +
  
  -fornia...                         island...


  F                                   C
      V ^    V ^    V ^    V ^            V ^      V ^    V ^    V ^
e|----1-1----1-1----1-1----1-1-------|----0-0------0-0----0-0----0-0-------|
B|----1-1----1-1----1-1----1-1-------|----1-1------1-1----1-1----1-1-------|
G|----2-2--2-2-2----2-2--2-2-2-------|----0-0------0-0----0-0----0-0-------|
D|--3-------------3------------------|---------0h2-------------2-----------|
A|-----------------------------------|--3---------------3------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
    1 +    2 +    3 +    4 +            1 +    2   +    3 +    4 +

  forest...                           water...


  G                                    C                                  C
      V ^     V ^    V ^    V ^           V  V ^ V ^     V  V ^ V ^           V  V ^ V ^
e|----3-3-----3-3----3-3----3-3------|----0--0-0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-0------|----0--0-0-0-0---|
B|----0-0-----0-0----0-0----0-0------|----1--1-1-1-1-----1--1-1-1-1------|----1--1-1-1-1---|
G|----0-0-----0-0----0-0----0-0------|----0--0-0-0-0-----0--0-0-0-0------|----0--0-0-0-0---|
D|----------0-------------0----------|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------------------------|--3--------------3-----------------|--3--------------|
E|--3--------------3-----------------|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
    1 +     2 +    3 +    4 +           1 +  2 +       3 +  4 +             1 +  2 + 
                                                                           (Into Verse or Solo)

  This land...                        me...



Solo (as played on track 1):

  C            F                                   C
                   V ^    V  ^ V ^                         V ^    V  ^ V ^        V ^       
e|------------|----1-1----1--1-1-1----------------|--------0-0----0--0-0-0--------0-0-|
B|------------|----1-1----1--1-1-1----------------|--------1-1----1--1-1-1--------1-1-|
G|------------|----2-2----2--2-2-2--2-0-----------|--------0-0--0-0--0-0-0--------0-0-|
D|-------0-2--|--3------3-------------------------|--0-0h2------------------0-0h2-----|
A|--3-3-------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
    3 +  4 +     1 +    2 +  3 +    4 +              1     +    2 +  3 +    4     +   
 

  G                                   C
      V ^      V ^    V ^                 V  V ^ V ^                     
e|----3-3------3-3----3-3------------|----0--0-0-0-0---|
B|----0-0------0-0----0-0------------|----1--1-1-1-1---|
G|--0-0-0------0-0----0-0------------|----0--0-0-0-0---|
D|---------0h2------0--------0-------|-----------------|
A|-------------------------2---------|--3--------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
    1 +    2   +    3 +    4 +          1 +  2 + (Into Verse)



Solo (as played on track 14):
   
  C            F                                   C
                   V ^    V  ^ V ^                       V ^      V  ^ V ^
e|------------|----1-1----1--1-1-1----------------|------0-0------0--0-0-0------------|
B|------------|----1-1----1--1-1-1----------------|------1-1------1--1-1-1------------|
G|------------|----2-2----2--2-2-2----------------|------0-0------0--0-0-0----0-------|
D|-------0-2--|--3------3-----------2-0-----------|--0h2------0h2-----------2---2-----|
A|--3-3-------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
    3 +  4 +       1 +  2 +  3 +    4 +                1 +      2   +  3 +    4 +             

  G                                   C
      V ^    V  ^ V ^                       V ^    V  ^ V ^
e|----3-3----3--3-3-3----------------|------0-0----0--0-0-0----------------|
B|----0-0----0--0-0-0----------------|------1-1----1--1-1-1----------------|
G|----0-0----0--0-0-0----------------|------0-0--0-0--0-0-0----------------|
D|--0------0-------------------------|--0h2--------------------0-2---------|
A|-----------------------0-2---------|-----------------------3-------------|
E|---------------------3-------------|-------------------------------------|
   1 +     2 +  3 +    4 +              1   +    2 +  3 +    4 +
  F                                   C                                   
      V ^    V ^    V ^    V ^            V ^      V ^    V  V ^ V ^
e|----1-1----1-1----1-1----1-1-------|----0-0------0-0----0--0-0-0-0-------|
B|----1-1----1-1----1-1----1-1-------|----1-1------1-1----1--1-1-1-1-------|
G|----2-2--2-2-2----2-2--2-2-2-------|--0-0-0------0-0----0--0-0-0-0-------|
D|--3-------------3------------------|---------0h2-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|------------------3------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
    1 +    2 +    3 +    4 +            1 +    2   +    3 +  4 +      

     
  G               G7                  C                                   
      V  V ^ V ^     V ^  ^ V ^           V  V ^ V ^              
e|----3--3-3-3-3-----1-1--1-1-1------|----0--0-0-0-0----|
B|----0--0-0-0-0-----0-0--0-0-0------|----1--1-1-1-1----|
G|----0--0-0-0-0-----0-0--0-0-0------|----0--0-0-0-0----|
D|-----------------------------------|------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|--3---------------|
E|--3--------------3-----------------|------------------|
    1 +  2 +       3 +    4 +           1 +  2 + (Into Verse)          


Chorus:
             F                       C
This land is your land, this land is my land 
         G                      C
From California to the New York Island
                 F                         C 
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
G                              C 
This land was made for you and me.

 
          F                      C
As I went walking that ribbon of highway
       G                    C
I saw above me that endless skyway
        F                  C  
I saw below me that golden valley
G                              C 
This land was made for you and me.


[Solo]


               F                         C
I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps
                 G                    C 
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
           F                    C 
While all around me a voice was sounding
G                              C 
This land was made for you and me.


[Chorus]


                  F                  C
When the sun came shining, and I was strolling
                     G                          C 
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
               F                        C 
A voice come a chanting, As the fog was lifting,
G                              C 
This land was made for you and me.



[Outro] (fades out as he plays beginning of solo)




Additional Verses:

          F                    C
As I went walking I saw a sign there
                   G            C 
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
           F                        C 
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
G                              C 
That side was made for you and me.


                      F                        C
In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
              G                   C 
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
                    F                     C 
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
G                             C 
Is this land made for you and me?


       F                    C
Nobody living can ever stop me,
        G                    C 
As I go walking that freedom highway;
       F          C
Nobody living can make me turn back
G                              C 
This land was made for you and me.
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