Hitler Song

Album: Let It Shine On Me (1942)
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Songfacts®:

  • Running to 4 minutes 34 seconds, this is an anti-Hitler blues song written and recorded by Leadbelly. Although he was not really a political animal, when he moved to New York, Leadbelly rubbed shoulders with Woody Guthrie and at one point the then unknown Guthrie was living with the legendary 12-string guitarist and his wife.

    It is probably fair to say that this song was inspired by or perhaps even suggested by if not Guthrie then a fellow traveler. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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