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Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)

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THIS LAND AIN'T YOUR LAND
THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND


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kendall 07 Feb 05 - 08:04 PM
Lighter 07 Feb 05 - 08:10 PM
Bob Bolton 07 Feb 05 - 09:24 PM
kendall 08 Feb 05 - 07:58 AM
The Fooles Troupe 08 Feb 05 - 08:17 AM
jacqui.c 08 Feb 05 - 01:03 PM
Jacob B 08 Feb 05 - 01:05 PM
Donuel 08 Feb 05 - 02:39 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 08 Feb 05 - 04:51 PM
Gary T 09 Feb 05 - 12:15 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 09 Feb 05 - 03:47 PM
Bill D 09 Feb 05 - 06:11 PM
Sandra in Sydney 10 Feb 05 - 08:35 AM
GUEST,arse farce the harce 19 Feb 05 - 11:44 PM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann, Germany 20 Feb 05 - 02:29 AM
Peace 20 Feb 05 - 03:03 AM
GUEST,Vintage Martin 20 Feb 05 - 05:09 PM
GUEST 21 Feb 05 - 01:24 AM
GUEST,fancy 31 Jan 12 - 07:26 PM
Leadfingers 01 Feb 12 - 06:09 AM
GUEST,Jacob B 01 Feb 12 - 09:43 AM
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Subject: This Land is your land (parody)
From: kendall
Date: 07 Feb 05 - 08:04 PM

Does anyone know the parody?

This land is my land
This land aint your land
If you don't get off
I'll blow your head off
I've got a shotgun
And you aint got one etc.


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: Lighter
Date: 07 Feb 05 - 08:10 PM

Yeah, but I can't remember when or where I learned it. Probably mid '70s. Just the one stanza. It ends, "This land belongs to only me."


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 07 Feb 05 - 09:24 PM

G'day Kendall,

Down here in the Antipodes, I remember only a one-verse parody (often in conjuction with one-verse parodies of other "Western" songs):

This land is my land,
This land is my land.
If you want your own land,
Then go and buy land!

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: kendall
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 07:58 AM

I "googled" and found it. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 08:17 AM

Kendall, then please share it here - due to the vagaries of teh Net, and the fact that sites can suddenly go offline without notice, it may not be out there for very long... and you did interest some of us...


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 01:03 PM

Robin

Words as requested:-

Out in the country, far from a highway
There is this land here, and it is my way
Don't ever come here, or you'll be sorry
This land was made just for me

This land is my land,it isn't your land
I got a shotgun, and you don't got none
If you don't get off, I'll blow your head off
This land was made just for me

So keep away now, don't ruin my day now
My property's private, you cannot buy it
Go find your own land, just be a lone man
This land was made just for me

This land is my land,it isn't your land
I got a shotgun, and you don't got none
If you don't get off, I'll blow your head off
This land was made just for me


Enjoy


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: Jacob B
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 01:05 PM

Martin Mull used to perform a song based on This Land is Your Land. He couldn't record it because of objections from the Guthrie estate. The verses were spoken, and the chorus sung to the tune of This Land. Here's what I remember of it.

Chorus:
This land ain't your land
This land is my land
From the New York Yankees
To Lebanon Long Island
From the Gulf Stream golf course
To the U.S. Air Force
This land was made for guys like me.

Verse 1:
I'm about as groovy as a John Wayne movie
...

Verse 2:
Now the hippies they are quiet
But you know they're going to riot
Got to be subversive cause they look so strange
Walking down the street
With their hair to their feet
Hand out to greet you
"You got any spare change?"
Well, I never give them any
Not a penny
I just punch them in the mouth and I say
"If this country sucks, well, so do I
"And I'll fight to keep it that way."

Sorry that I don't remember more, but I only heard it once, thirty years ago.

Jacob


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 02:39 PM

http://www.angelfire.com/md2/customviolins/this-land1.jpg


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 04:51 PM

To complete the information for Kendall, it appears to come from this web-site, and the author's name is David Pratter, and his title is This Land is My Land. This precedes the song itself:

Please note that the author of this song does not believe in domination or colonizing land at all, he just thought up this song for fun. In reality, he really does believe in freedom and unity, and does not force anyone off his own land nor threaten anyone with violence. He believes in non-violence and does not own any firearms. He would also like to see firearms banned, and everyone on earth getting along in peace and harmony!

To conclude the song:

Again, this song is not to be taken seriously, it was just written for fun! Never would the author of this song really say such phrases to you if you ever met him. He does want to see the world become united as one, and no more war on any nations


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: Gary T
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 12:15 AM

The website George linked has this statement: "The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for website." It seems to imply that they wrote the material specifically to put on their site. Maybe so, but about 20 years ago (obviously long before anyone had a website) I heard this version:

This land is my land, it sure ain't your land
'Cause I got a shotgun, and you ain't got one
You better get off, 'fore I blow your head off
This land is private property


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 03:47 PM

I think that one is here in one of the other threads.


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 06:11 PM

I've always like the Indian version..


This land was my land, it was not your land-
Until you stole Manhatten Island.
You drove our nation to the reservation.
This land was swiped by you from me.


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Subject: RE: This Land is your land (parody)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 08:35 AM

Cats with Hands version

This bed is my bed
This bed is your bed
From the dust ruffle border
To the Redwood headboard
This bed was made for you and me
(if Woody Guthrie were a cat & more of a homebody)


Cats with Hands is a comic strip by Joe Martin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: GUEST,arse farce the harce
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 11:44 PM

as i was walking
the endless highway
I looked above me @ the endless skyway
I looked below me
your head was ro-o-ollin
this land was made for me, notyou


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann, Germany
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 02:29 AM

All Great ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: Peace
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 03:03 AM

Gary Eisenkraft (RIP)

"This land is your land
This land is my land
From the Arab border
To the Arab border
To the Arab border
To the Arab border
This land was made for you and me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: GUEST,Vintage Martin
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 05:09 PM

This land was my land -
At least I thought so -
Until the Wal-Mart,
Said, "Think again, schmo!
Our friends who make law
Will impose "state-take" law
'Cuz we'll bring in more dough than thee!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 01:24 AM

And many years ago I heard an Alaskan version, I never did learn all the words. I wonder if anyone knows it. I remember:
This land is your land,
It sure ain't my land
From the ice at Barrow
To the Wrangell Narrows,
This land was made for you not me.

(And I live in Alaska, have for many years, don't agree with the words of this one either, but there was a lot in the song that was pretty funny.
As to the original, I think it should be our national anthem.
mj


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: GUEST,fancy
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 07:26 PM

Mull missing verse
Well im about as heavy as a four door chevy
In a room full of cadallac limosines
Im about as hip as a hunk of linoleum
Bout as phycodelic as a can of beans

Im about as groovy as a john wayn movie
But theres somethin i got tosay
If this country sucks then so do i
And ill fight to keep it that way.
This land...

I have been looking for that song since i lost my dr demento tape with it on it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 06:09 AM

I wish I could find the late Matt Armour's rewrite - This land WAS your Land - Repeated last line - This Land belongs to the E E C !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: GUEST,Jacob B
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 09:43 AM

Thanks, fancy. I heard Martin Mull on the radio a couple of days ago, talking about his acting career. It's been a long time since he's been singing.

(And what are the odds that I would happen to check into Mudcat and see your post half a day after you posted it, seven years after I posted the rest of the song?)

Jacob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: Good Soldier Schweik
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 11:55 AM

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: Leadfingers - PM
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 06:09 AM

I wish I could find the late Matt Armour's rewrite - This land WAS your Land - Repeated last line - This Land belongs to the E E C !
    in the case of ireland the land belongs to anglo irish bond holders , morgan sachs , rothschilds etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land ain't Your Land (parody)
From: GUEST,Fancy
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 12:25 PM

Ain't that a hoot eh. If I had known at the time the song was so rare I wouldn't have trashed all my old Demento tapes. If you visit the Dr. Demento site I think the song appeared once on an album of favorites.
Cheers Jacob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Land is Your Land (parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 02:37 PM

I remember the chorus slightly differently :-)

This land is my land, this land aint your land.
I got a shotgun, and you aint got one.
I'll blow yer head off, if you don't get off...
This land is private property


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