Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen and a cast of thousands:
I’ve always thought the Democrats should have closed their convention with Pete and assorted others singing this song. This is even better, and he sings all the verses.
UPDATE: Too good to be true. Josh Marshall says it well:
As most of you likely know, the inauguration committee sold HBO the exclusive rights to broadcast yesterday’s inaugural concert festivities. I don’t think that was a good idea since certainly not every American subscribes or can subscribe to HBO. But they at least had it available free on their website. But now it seems that HBO is going over Youtube with a fine tooth comb and having all clips of the event pulled under copyright claims. Want to see the special moment where an 89 year old Pete Seeger sang This Land Is Your Land on the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial? Tough luck.
You can “watch” the whole concert on the HBO website, if you’re willing to sit through endless pauses. There must be thousands of people trying to watch it.
UPDATE 2: Thanks to a commenter, here’s the video.
UPDATE 3: I loved this comment posted at youtube, which I just had to reproduce:
One cant help but smile when one remembers that Pete Seeger went up before the House of Un American activities,was black listed ..and 50 years later they’re all dead, and he’s playing Woody Guthrie songs in front of the Lincoln Memorial for an African American president.