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petronius

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55. Plane Wreck at Los Gatos
Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:43 PM
Sep 2013


DEPORTEES
by Woody Guthrie
The crops are all in and the peaches are rott'ning,
The oranges piled in their creosote dumps;
They're flying 'em back to the Mexican border
To pay all their money to wade back again

Goodbye to my Juan, goodbye, Rosalita,
Adios mis amigos, Jesus y Maria;
You won't have your names when you ride the big airplane,
All they will call you will be "deportees"

My father's own father, he waded that river,
They took all the money he made in his life;
My brothers and sisters come working the fruit trees,
And they rode the truck till they took down and died.

Some of us are illegal, and some are not wanted,
Our work contract's out and we have to move on;
Six hundred miles to that Mexican border,
They chase us like outlaws, like rustlers, like thieves.

We died in your hills, we died in your deserts,
We died in your valleys and died on your plains.
We died 'neath your trees and we died in your bushes,
Both sides of the river, we died just the same.

The sky plane caught fire over Los Gatos Canyon,
A fireball of lightning, and shook all our hills,
Who are all these friends, all scattered like dry leaves?
The radio says, "They are just deportees"

Is this the best way we can grow our big orchards?
Is this the best way we can grow our good fruit?
To fall like dry leaves to rot on my topsoil
And be called by no name except "deportees"?
CA in music - [View all] pinto Aug 2013 OP
California Dreaming - pinto Aug 2013 #1
California Girls by The Beach Boys Mr.Bill Aug 2013 #2
I Love LA (Randy Newman) pinto Aug 2013 #3
This is my favorite song about LA! Thanks for the post, pinto! CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2013 #25
San Francisco Nights (Eric Burdon) pinto Aug 2013 #4
Oh lord... KamaAina Aug 2013 #5
+1 pinto Aug 2013 #6
You can hear a song each time the wind cries, in the golden, rolling hills of ... DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #7
Beautiful. (nt) pinto Aug 2013 #10
And we'll meet again with friends over red Sonoma wine... DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #13
L.A. Shake!...by Msongs :-) nt msongs Aug 2013 #8
All I Wanna Do (Santa Monica Blvd) demwing Aug 2013 #9
We used to sing that all of the time here in West Palm and replace it with Okeechobee Blvd..LOL..n/t monmouth3 Aug 2013 #14
GD California Earthquake antiquie Aug 2013 #11
Santa Monica - Everclear demwing Aug 2013 #12
I'll even kiss a Sunset pig... DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #15
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair... DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #16
GD Standing on the Moon antiquie Aug 2013 #17
Goin' back to California, so many good things around. Don't wanna leave California DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #18
And lest we forget the politicians of California, past and present, California Uber Alles... DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #19
Californication DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #20
California Bloodlines. . . Journeyman Aug 2013 #21
All the salty Margaritas in Los Angeles I'm gonna drink 'em up DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #22
You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard. DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #23
Encino is like so bitchen, there's like the galleria and like all these like really great... DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #24
They don't write many songs about this part of California tularetom Aug 2013 #26
+1 pinto Aug 2013 #35
Yeah, I was going to include a post from Le Taz Hot Aug 2013 #36
Agree with them? To me there is no more welcome sight than driving down the grapevine tularetom Aug 2013 #37
Well then it seems I owe you an apology. Le Taz Hot Aug 2013 #38
Kern River XemaSab Sep 2013 #64
Leroy's Dustbowl Blues does not appear to be on the YouTubes XemaSab Sep 2013 #66
It may not be on the YouTubes but tularetom Sep 2013 #68
I'm looking for a chateau, 21 rooms but one will do... DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #27
Some California Musicians that should be up here! Pyrzqxgl Aug 2013 #28
Earlier in the day I thought about posting Tom Waits' San Diego Serenade... DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #30
There's also 'Chula Vista' pinboy3niner Aug 2013 #53
That might have been antiquie Aug 2013 #54
A gold rush song. King of California. DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #29
Twofer coming straight outta Venice, CA demwing Aug 2013 #31
I left my heart... demwing Aug 2013 #32
Down on a half darkened street, fathers' and sons' lives repeat...on Lawless Avenues. DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #33
I was sitting somewhere, where was I sitting... DreamGypsy Aug 2013 #34
Well played demwing Aug 2013 #40
John Denver: Berkeley Woman? antiquie Aug 2013 #39
Link via YouTube - pinto Aug 2013 #41
Thanks! antiquie Aug 2013 #42
los angeles x Starry Messenger Aug 2013 #43
America - Ventura Highway Starry Messenger Aug 2013 #44
WILCO & BILLY BRAGG : CALIFORNIA STARS Starry Messenger Aug 2013 #45
Chris Isaak - San Francisco Days (Live) Starry Messenger Aug 2013 #46
+1 pinto Aug 2013 #49
Little Boxes --Malvina Reynolds Starry Messenger Aug 2013 #47
for Lois... pinto Aug 2013 #48
Got to include this one. J. Joplin, 'Cry Baby' - pinto Aug 2013 #50
Don't forget Politicalboi Aug 2013 #51
The Ramones antiquie Aug 2013 #52
Plane Wreck at Los Gatos petronius Sep 2013 #55
Ivan Ives - California petronius Sep 2013 #56
Bad Religion - Los Angeles is Burning petronius Sep 2013 #57
Ice Cube - Ghetto Vet petronius Sep 2013 #58
Roger McGuinn and Tom Petty- "King of the Hill" NBachers Sep 2013 #59
Hey- This should've been the first one! "California Sun" by The Rivieras NBachers Sep 2013 #60
Keak da Sneak- "Oakland" ft. Mistah F.A.B. Jamaal510 Sep 2013 #61
Spoken word artistry antiquie Sep 2013 #62
Natalie Merchant--San Andreas Fault XemaSab Sep 2013 #63
Tori Amos--A Sorta Fairytale XemaSab Sep 2013 #65
NOFX--Scavenger Type XemaSab Sep 2013 #67
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