Vanzetti's Rock

Album: Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti (1945)
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  • I'm standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Where men like you have stood

    I see the tourists, Vanzetti
    Around your Plymouth Rock
    Black glasses, sun goggles, an' glasses
    Smoked glasses to block out the light

    I see 'em come here as you've seen 'em
    I see lots more than you saw
    I see 'em in fast running cars
    You seen 'em in wagons and carts

    I'm standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Where men like you have stood

    These tourists don't see you, Vanzetti
    The salesmen and gamblers' on tour
    Your footprints are dim an' your trail has sprung weeds
    An' their tourist map don't show you there

    The trade union workers, Vanzetti
    Will vacation here and will tour
    This rock, an' this town, an' Plymouth around
    When statues have souls like yours

    I'm standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Where men like you have stood

    Your picture is painted, Vanzetti
    Your words are carved 'round the frames
    Your songs an' your poems an' workin' folks' dreams
    Will flame with our greatest of names

    Your name I'll paint on my porters
    My streets, my mountains an' shops
    Your hopes that you hoped an' the dreams that you dreamt
    I'll see that your work never stops

    I'm standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Where men like you have stood

    Those talks for the workers, Vanzetti
    I'll chisel 'em down on the rock
    I'll tell every worker to fight like you fought
    Like the Pilgrims that docked on this rock

    I'll scatter your words on my waters
    To the ships an' the fishes an' gulls
    I'll cast your fish cart in metal so fine
    An' push it around this world

    I'm standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Where men like you have stood

    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Standin' on the rock, Vanzetti
    Where men like you have stood Writer/s: WOODY GUTHRIE
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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