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.
Alexander Baron - London, England