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Dust Bowl Refugee, song lyrics

Song: Dust Bowl Refugee
Lyrics: Woody Guthrie(1)

Music: Woody Guthrie
Year: 1938
Genre: Folk
Country: USA


I'm a dust bowl(2)(3) refugee,
Just a dust bowl refugee,
From that dust bowl to the peach bowl,
Now that peach fuzz is a-killin' me.

'Cross the mountains to the sea,
Come the wife and kids and me.
It's a hot old dusty highway,
For a dust bowl refugee.
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Hard, it's always been that way,
Here today and on our way,
Down that mountain, 'cross the desert,
Just a dust bowl refugee.

We are ramblers, so they say,
We are only here today,
Then we travel with the seasons,
We're the dust bowl refugees.
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From the south land and the drought land,
Come the wife and kids and me,
And this old world is a hard world,
For a dust bowl refugee.

Yes, we ramble and we roam,
And the highway that's our home,
It's a never-ending highway,
For a dust bowl refugee.

Yes, we wander and we work,
In your crops and in your fruit,
Like the whirlwinds on the desert,
That's the dust bowl refugees.

I'm a dust bowl refugee,
I'm a dust bowl refugee,
And I wonder will I always,
Be a dust bowl refugee?


Notes:

1 - Woody Guthrie biography.

2 - The 1930's Dust Bowl from Trey Dunn, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

3 - More on the Dust Bowl from the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.