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Woody Guthrie

"Suassos Lane" (karaoke)

"Suassos Lane" (sheet music)


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 blackmarket 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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