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Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land." Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Jeff Tweedy and Tom Paxton have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence. more »


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1997
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Why can't a dish break a hammer?
Why oh why oh why?
'Cause a hammer's a hard head
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Why, oh why, oh why oh, why?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Because because because because
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Why can't a bird eat an elephant?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause an elephant's got a pretty hard skin
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Why can't a mouse eat a streetcar?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause a mouse's stomach could never get big enough to hold a streetcar
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Why does a horn make music?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Because the horn-blower blows it
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Why does a cow drink water?
Tell me why n why?
Because the cow gets thirsty just like you or me or anybody else
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Why, oh why, oh why oh, why?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Because because because because
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Why don't you answer my questions?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause I don't know the answers
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What makes the landlord take money?
Why, oh why, oh why?
I don't know that one myself
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Why's there no pennies for ice cream
Why, oh why, oh why?
You put all the pennies in the telephone
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Why can't a rabbit chase an eagle?
Tell me why, oh why?
'Cause the last rabbit that took out and chased after an eagle didn't come
Out so good and that's why rabbits don't chase after eagles that's all I
Know about rabbits and eagles?
And oh, because because because

Why ain't my grandpa my grandma?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Same reason your dad's not your mommy
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Why couldn't the wind blow backwards?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause it might backfire and hurt somebody and if it
Hurt somebody it'd keep on hurting them so why
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Why, oh why, oh why oh, why and
Why, oh why, and why?
Because because because because
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