Suassos Lane (Woody Guthrie)

“Suassos Lane” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Suassos Lane” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Woody Guthrie.
Tune: Woody Guthrie.


Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.

Suassos Lane is just an alley up here in North Plymouth.
You saw my fish cart roll here in Suassos Lane.

Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.

They say I killed him, said I killed the payroll carrier,
Over in South Braintree, thirty-five miles from Suassos Lane.

Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.

My name’s Lefevre Brini. On the same day, Bart Vanzetti
Brought fish to Cherry Court, one block from Suassos Lane.

Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.

My name is Joseph Rosen. I am a woolen peddler.
I sold Vanzetti a roll of cloth this same day in Suassos Lane.

Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.

I’m Missus Alphonsine Brini. Mister Rosen and Bart Vanzetti
Showed me the cloth with big holes in it one block from Suassos Lane.

Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.

My name is Melvin Cort. I was painting my fishing schooner.
Vanzetti talked to me an hour a mile or so from Suassos Lane.

Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.

How could I be in South Braintree killing men in front of the fact’ry
When all these friends and others saw me cart my fish up Suassos Lane?

Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.

I tell you working people fight hard for higher wages,
Fight to kill black-market prices. This is why you take my life.

Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.

I tell you working people fight hard for cleaner houses,
Fight hard for wife and children. That’s why you took my life.

Goodbye, my comrades. Goodbye, North Plymouth.
Goodbye to the Boston Harbor. Goodbye, Suassos Lane.


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