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Woody Guthrie’s Woody Sez.

Guthrie wrote a column entitled “Woody Sez” in People’s World from May 1939 to January 1940. The column, which appeared 174 times, was written in the exaggerated hillbilly dialect that he used as a radio personality in Los Angeles at the time, and commented on society. These columns were gathered up and put into a book, but its last print was in 1975. This Press Kills Fascists will be trying to work with The Woody Guthrie Foundation to bring this book back into circulation.

Here is a taste of what will be in it:

“What Wall Street is lookin fer is a humen being to put out in front—to front for em—the reason for this is cause you caint hardly find none on Wall St. I mean no humens.When youre mind gits to where it rangs like a cash register ever time you think, why you wood make a good hand on Wall St., but you woodent make a good enything else.”

Mark Twain Quotes

The book will be separated by topics in alphabetical order. For instance the first topic in the book may be "abstinence," accompanied with this quote:

“Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as to totally abstain from total abstinence itself.”- autograph inscription in album to Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, reported in The Washington Post, June 11, 1881.

The next topic may be “accidents,” accompanied with this quote:

“There are no accidents, all things have a deep and calculated purpose; sometimes the methods employed by Providence seem strange and incongruous, but we have only to be patient and wait for the result: then we recognize that no others would have answered the purpose, and we are rebuked and humbled.” - “The Refuge of the Derelicts” published in Fables of Man.

Woody Guthrie strumming a guitar that has This Machine Kills Fascists stickered over it's soundhole.
Mark Twain looking happy sitting in a chair of what looks like a large steam ship. He's sitting with his legs bent but up on the rail. He is looing off into the distance, almost as if he's listening to Woody strumming overhead.
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