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High Coo – July 14 – Woody Guthrie

“I hate a song that makes you think you are not any good.”

Born on July 14th, Woody Guthrie was an American Folk Music singer-songwriter and social activist. He inspired many musicians, most notably Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Woody wrote hundreds of songs and regrettably died far too young at the age of 55 in 1967. Here is today’s haiku:

Woody Had Hope

No dust bowl could stop

his hillbilly musical

social justice march

Find more information about his influential life here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Guthrie

Check out his daughter and granddaughter’s website homage here: https://www.woodyguthrie.org/

Finally, here’s another great Woody Guthrie quote: “Life’s pretty tough ….. you’re lucky if you live through it.”