Sunday, July 13, 2014

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON
LATTER RAIN EDITION

“I wrote this song looking out of a rooming house window in New York City in the winter of 1940. I saw how the poor folks lived, and then I saw how the rich folks lived, and the poor folks down and out and cold and hungry, and the rich ones out drinking good whiskey and celebrating and wasting handfuls of money at gambling and women, and I got to thinking about what Jesus said, and what if He was to walk into New York City and preach like he use to. They’d lock Him back in Jail as sure as you're reading this. ‘Even as you've done it unto the least of these little ones, you have done it unto me.’” —Woody Guthrie, notes in Folkways Archives


Woody Guthrie • Jesus Christ • 1940s

2 comments:

  1. It's a shame that we don't hear of important "topical" songs like this one being written today.

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    1. Agreed. And the times are very similar. . . .

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