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Nat King Cole The Original

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Dust Bowl Children
Peter Rowan

Dust Bowl Symphony
Nanci Griffith

Song Lyrics
    [Bobby Troup]

If you ever plan to motor West
travel my way, take the highway, that's the best
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.
more than two thousand miles all the way
Get your kicks on Route 66

You go through St. Louis,
Joplin, Missouri, Oklahoma City that's mighty purty
you'll see Amarillo, Gallup New Mexico
Flagstaff Arizona, and don't forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino

Won't you get hip
to this timely tip
when you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66

    Woody Guthrie

There is a Highway from coast to the coast,
New York to Los Angeles,
I'm a goin' down that road with troubles on my mind
I got them 66 Highway Blues.

Every old town that I ramble round,
Down that Lonesome Road,
The police in your town they shove me around,
I got them 66 Highway Blues.

Makes me no difference wherever I ramble
Lord, wherever I go,
I don't wanna be pushed around by the police in your town,
I got them 66 Highway Blues.

Been on this road for a mighty long time,
Ten million men like me,
You drive us from your town, we ramble around,
And got them 66 Highway Blues.

Sometimes I think I'll blow down a cop,
Lord, you treat me so mean,
I done lost my gal, I aint got a dime,
I got them 66 Highway Blues.

Sometimes I think I'll get me a gun,
Thirty eight or big forty four,
But a number for a name and a big 99,
Is worse than 66 Highway Blues.

I'm gonna start me a hungry man's union,
Ain't a-gonna charge no dues,
Gonna march down that road to the Wall Street Walls
A singin' those 66 Highway blues.

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The Grapes of Wrath
[from Ch.1] John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

"To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth. The plows crossed and recrossed the rivulet marks. The last rains lifted the corn quickly and scattered weed colonies and grass along the sides of the roads so that the gray country and the dark red country began to disappear under a green cover. In the last part of May the sky grew pale and the clouds that had hung in high puffs for so long in the spring were dissipated. The sun flared down on the growing corn day after day until a line of brown spread along the edge of each green bayonet . . . "
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