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Morning Song – California Stars

December 1, 2015

Sweet, romantic love songs are not what Woody Guthrie is known for, but that’s what “California Stars” is.

In the final decades of his life, while living with his family on Mermaid Avenue in Brooklyn, Guthrie wrote thousands of lyrics.  In the 1990s, his daughter Nora started sharing the collection with contemporary songwriters and performers.  Billy Bragg wrote the music and Wilco collaborated on this lovely recording of “California Stars”.

So I’d give this world
Just to dream a dream with you
On our bed of California stars.

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