Which songwriter wrote the song, “This Land is Your Land” on this day in 1940? – 2017

Which songwriter wrote the song, “This Land is Your Land” on this day in 1940?



Woody Guthrie




Answer: “This Land Is Your Land” is a famous folk song written by folk singer Woody Guthrie on this day in 1940. Guthrie wrote the tune in critical response to Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.” When Guthrie was tired of hearing Kate Smith sing it on the radio, he sarcastically wrote “God Blessed America for Me” before renaming it “This Land Is Your Land.” The song reflected not only Guthrie’s support for the common folk, but also his deep love for his country. In 2002, it was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.



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