Lift Every Voice and Sing

This Land is Your Land
Verses four and five, as performed at the pre-inaugural concert:

A great high wall there tried to stop me
A great big sign there said “Private Property”
But on the other side …. it didn’t say nothin!
That side was made for you and me!

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

Update: HBO has put up a sign on the video saying “Private Property”. Search YouTube for Seeger and Obama; I found half a dozen or more. This song is made for you and me.

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Freelance journalist based in Tbilisi, following stints in Atlanta, Budapest, Munich, Warsaw and Washington. Worked for a German think tank, discovered it was incompatible with repaying US student loans. Spent two years in financial markets. Bicycled from Vilnius to Tallinn. Climbed highest mountains in two Alpine countries (the easy ones, though). American center-left, with strong yellow dog tendencies. Arrived in the Caucasus two weeks before its latest war.

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