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