We Welcome You To Heaven

Album: Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti (1945)
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  • Do convicted murderers go to Heaven? Woody Guthrie seemed to think so. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were tried for the murder of two clerks during a payroll robbery in April 1920, and after a series of failed appeals were executed in 1927. He wrote the song on commission, hired by Folkways Records owner Moses Asch to write songs in support of Sacco and Vanzetti. (Thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England. For more on Guthrie, see our interview with his granddaughter Anna Canoni.) >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England. For more on Guthrie, see our interview with his granddaughter Anna Canoni.
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