I Guess I Planted
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Billy Bragg
Contact Publisher - Woody Guthrie Publications/BMG Chrysalis

I guess I planted
Some long lonesome seed
Of a song
Way down inside me long ago
And now
I can't remember
When it was
But it joined up with the rest of them
And grows.

It's such a little song
It don't compare
With all your big ones
You hear everywhere
But when it dawns a
A way in the back of your mind
The big ones a
Are made out of
The little kind

Union song. Union battled.
All added up.
Won us all what we got now.

I can't even start to look around me here
Without hearing this song
And seeing all of us first
Separated, hurt, apart, and afraid,
And hungry for union
And so
We kept on singing
Till we got it.
And this is the big union song I guess I hear.

We fought there at your place, and we fought there on your ship and I guess if you missed out on the fight for our union,
You missed out
On one awful big step
Us people took.

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