Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Woody Guthrie's song about Fred Trump's home

Watch Ryan Harvey, Ani DiFranco, and Tom Morello singing Woody Guthrie's "Beach Haven Ain't My Home," about the Fred Trump-owned, segregated development where Woody was living at the time.  


Music by Ryan Harvey. . Click on "read more" for the lyrics by Woody Guthrie.
Beach Haven Ain't My Home
by Woody Guthrie

I suppose that Old Man Trump knows just how much racial hate
He stirred up in that bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed that color line
Here at his Beach Haven family project

Beach Haven ain't my home!
No, I just can't pay this rent!
My money's down the drain,
And my soul is badly bent!
Beach Haven is Trump’s Tower
Where no black folks come to roam,
No, no, Old Man Trump!
Old Beach Haven ain't my home!

I'm calling out my welcome to you and your man both
Welcoming you here to Beach Haven
To love in any way you please and to have some kind of a decent place
To have your kids raised up in.
    
Beach Haven ain't my home!
No, I just can't pay this rent!
My money's down the drain,
And my soul is badly bent!
Beach Haven is Trump’s Tower
Where no black folks come to roam,
No, no, Old Man Trump!

Old Beach Haven ain't my home!


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