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Pastures of Plenty

"Pastures of Plenty"
Song by Woody Guthrie
Published 1941
Writer Woody Guthrie
Language English

"Pastures of Plenty" is a 1941 composition by Woody Guthrie. Describing the travails and dignity of migrant workers in North America, it is evocative of the world described in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. The tune is based on the ballad "Pretty Polly," a traditional English-language folk song from the British Isles that was also well known in the Appalachian region of North America.

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