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Deportee

** "Songbook" Songbook.Deportee -> Songbook.FullName ontrail

By: Woody Guthrie and Martin Hoffman[1][2]



Performed: Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, The Highwaymen

3/4
D G D
The crops are all in and the peaches are rotting
D A7 D
The oranges are piled in their creosote dumps
G D
You're flying them back to the Mexican border
D A7 D
To pay all their money, to wade back again
 
D G D
My father's own father, he waded that river
D A7 D
They took all the money he made in his life
G D D
My brothers and sisters come working the fruit trees
D A7 D
And they rode the truck till they took down and died
 
G D A7 D
Goodbye to my Juan, goodbye Rosalita, adi贸s mi amigo, Jesus y Maria
G D A7 D
You won't have your names when you ride the big airplane, all they will call you will be "deportee"
 
D G D
Some of us are illegal and others not wanted
D A7 D
Our work contracts out and we have to move on
G D
Six hundred miles to the Mexican border
D D A7 D
They chase us like outlaws, like rustlers, like thieves
 
D G D
We died in your hills, we died in your deserts
D A7 D
We died in your valleys, and died on your plains
G D
We died neath your trees, and we died in your bushes
D D A7 D
Both sides of the river, we died just the same
 
Chorus
 
D G D
The sky plane caught fire over Los Gatos canyon
D A7 D
A fireball of thunder, it shook all the hills
G D
Who are all of these dear friends, scattered like dry leaves?
D A7 D
The radio said "they were just deportees"
 
D G D
Is this the best way we can grow our big orchards?
D A7 D
Is this the best way we can grow our good fruit?
G D
To fall like like dry leaves, to rot on my topsoil
D A7 D
And to be called no name, except "deportee"
 
Chorus
 
G D A7 D
Adi贸s a mi Juan, adi贸s Rosalita, adi贸s mi amigo, Jes贸s y Maria
G D A7 D
No tendr谩 un nombre en el aeroplano, solo te van a poner "Deportee"

Created 2009 Sep 15 01:45

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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