THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

Live 15 Mar 2012 version


[P][Spoken intro:] Thank you! Whoa! Alejandro! Joe! ??? we got more tonight. Thank you for coming along with us on this crazy ride tonight. Joey! Come on up! Oh! Come on Will! (chuckles). Oh Will from Arcade Fire, come on up! Just gather around these mikes we're all using. Alejandro Escovedo, my friends from The Low Anthem. ???, alright. There we go. Now this song, this is something that's like, I need to hear every voice in the house tonight.

All:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me
Bruce Springsteen:Gonna do it, Joe?

Joe Ely:I was walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me the golden highway
I saw below me a shining valley
This land was made for you and me

All:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
Bruce Springsteen:Come on Alejandro
All:This land was made for you and me

Alejandro Escovedo:I roamed and rambled, I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

All:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

Bruce Springsteen:Anybody want to take it?
Ben Knox Miller:The sun come shining
Bruce Springsteen:Yeah, go on Will!
Ben Knox Miller:As I was strolling
Through the wheat fields waving and the clouds rolling
The fog was lifting, a voice come chanting
This land was made for you and me

Bruce Springsteen:Come on!
All:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

Bruce Springsteen:Now sing with me Joe, ready?
Springsteen and Ely:As I was walking I saw a sign there
And the sign said "No Trespassing"
But on the other side it didn't say nothing
That side was made for you and me

All:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
Bruce Springsteen:Hey Tom!
All:From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

Tom Morello:In the squares of the city, in the shadow of a steeple
Near the relief office I seen my people
And some are grumbling and all are wondering
If this land's still made for you and me
Tell 'em!

All:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

Crowd:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

Bruce Springsteen:Come on!
All:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

All:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

Bruce Springsteen:Thank you Austin!
One! Two! One two three!
All:This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 15 Mar 2012 performance of THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND at Moody Theater in Austin, TX, during an intimate concert following Bruce Springsteen's keynote speech at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival. The song was played in a full-band arrangement with the E Street Band and with many of the night's performers joining in onstage. These include Tom Morello, Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Garland Jeffreys, members of Arcade Fire (Win Butle, RĂ©gine Chassagne, William Butler), and members of The Low Anthem (Ben Knox Miller, Jeff Prystowsky, Jocie Adams, Tyler Osborne).

Promotional poster for the 15 Mar 2012 SXSW event in Austin, TX
Promotional poster for the 15 Mar 2012 SXSW event in Austin, TX
(Taken from Brucebase)

Partial pro-shot video of the live 15 Mar 2012 performance of THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND was subsequently posted on Bruce Springsteen's official website and Bruce Springsteen's YouTube channel.

Bruce Springsteen performing THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND on 15 Mar 2012 at Moody Theater, Austin, TX (taken from the official online video)]
Bruce Springsteen performing THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND on 15 Mar 2012 at Moody Theater, Austin, TX (taken from the official online video)]

Available Versions

List of available versions of THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND on this website:

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [1988 studio version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [2009 studio version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 28 Dec 1980 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 29 Dec 1980 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 31 Dec 1980 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 18 Apr 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 19 Apr 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 28 Apr 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 02 May 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 05 May 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 07 May 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 08 May 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 11 May 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 13 May 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 26 May 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 14 Jun 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 20 Aug 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 14 Sep 1981 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 09 Aug 1985 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 04 Sep 1985 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 06 Sep 1985 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 30 Sep 1985 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 29 Sep 1996 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 04 Oct 2008 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 05 Oct 2008 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 06 Oct 2008 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 02 Nov 2008 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 18 Jan 2009 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 03 May 2009 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 15 Mar 2012 version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Live 18 Oct 2012 (Parma, OH) version]
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND [Original Woody Guthrie version]

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