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Item 422 - Woody Guthrie Catalog 497 (Apr 2017)

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Fantastic autograph lyrics for "Hooversville," signed "Woody Guthrie, 4-4-41, Los Angeles," one page, 8.5 x 11, signed again at the conclusion in ballpoint, "Woody Guthrie." Guthrie pens four verses of the song, beginning with a description of the setting: "Ramblin' gamblin' rickety shacks / That's Hooversville— / Rusty tin, and raggedy sacks / makes Hooversville— / On the flea bit rim of the garbage dump / 30 million families slump / Down where the big rats run and jump / In Hooversville." He concludes with a verse on the plight of the Hooversville inhabitants: "Some folks hate like hell to live / In Hooversville— / Gonna get th' hell out first chance you get / From Hooversville— / Kids needs 3 square meals a day, / Man needs honest work and pay, / Woman'll die if she's got to stay / In Hooversville." In fine condition, with general light handling wear.

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