Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People
Compiled by Alan Lomax, Notes on the songs by Woody
Music transcribed and edited and with a new afterword by Pete Seeger.
Twenty-seven years in the making (1940-67), this tapestry of nearly two hundred American popular and protest songs has just been reissued by University of Nebraska Press with a foreward by John Steinbeck and a new afterword by Pete Seeger.
"The Songs in this book come from everywhere, just like I did. Only there was just more and hungrier people... Just forget I had a damn thing to do with it, it's real and it's made up by folks that has had to take 'er the hard way all their life... If you're too highbrow for that, you can take your pants and go home right now, but please leave the book -- some people might want to look through it." - Woody