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The Great Dust Storm (Dust Storm Disaster)


by Woody Guthrie. Buy album CD: Other Songs POS - W


On the 14th day of April of 1935,
There struck the worst of dust storms that ever filled the sky.
You could see that dust storm comin', the cloud looked deathlike black,
And through our mighty nation, it left a dreadful track.
From Oklahoma City to the Arizona line,
Dakota and Nebraska to the lazy Rio Grande,
It fell across our city like a curtain of black rolled down,
We thought it was our judgement, we thought it was our doom.

The radio reported, we listened with alarm,
The wild and windy actions of this great mysterious storm;
From Albuquerque and Clovis, and all New Mexico,
They said it was the blackest that ever they had saw.
From old Dodge City, Kansas, the dust had rung their knell,
And a few more comrades sleeping on top of old Boot Hill.
From Denver, Colorado, they said it blew so strong,
They thought that they could hold out, but they didn't know how long.

Our relatives were huddled into their oil boom shacks,
And the children they was cryin' as it whistled through the cracks.
And the family it was crowded into their little room,
They thought the world had ended, and they thought it was their doom.

The storm took place at sundown, it lasted through the night,
When we looked out next morning, we saw a terrible sight.
We saw outside our window where wheat fields they had grown
Was now a rippling ocean of dust the wind had blown.

It covered up our fences, it covered up our barns,
It covered up our tractors in this wild and dusty storm.
We loaded our jalopies and piled our families in,
We rattled down that highway to never come back again.




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Album: Other Songs POS - W Lyrics
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  1. Post War Breakout
  2. Put Your Finger In The Air
  3. Race You Down The Mountain
  4. Remember The Mountain Bed
  5. Riding In My Car
  6. Riding In My Car (Car Song)
  7. Roll On Columbia
  8. Sally, Don't You Grieve
  9. Secret Of The Sea
  10. She Came Along To Me
  11. Ship In The Sky
  12. Slipknot (Hangknot, Slipknot)
  13. So Long -- It's Been Good To Know Yuh
  14. Springfield Mountain
  15. Talking Blues
  16. Talking Dust Bowl Blues
  17. Talking Dust Bowl Blues (Alternate Take)
  18. Talking Merchant Marine
  19. Talking Subway
  20. The Dying Doctor
  21. The Dying Miner
  22. The Farmer-Labor Train
  23. The Gambler
  24. The Great Dust Storm (Dust Storm Disaster)
  25. The Ladies' Auxiliary
  26. The Many And The Few
  27. The Unwelcome Guest
  28. This Morning I Am Born Again
  29. Tom Joad
  30. Tom Joad (Part 1)
  31. Tom Joad (Part 2)
  32. Union Burying Ground
  33. Union Maid
  34. Union Maid (Excerpt)
  35. Vigilante Man
  36. Waiting At The Gate
  37. Wake Up
  38. Walt Whitman´s Niece
  39. Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key

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