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I Ain't Got No Home (In This World Anymore)

Woody Guthrie
Language: English




I ain't got no home, I'm just a-roamin' 'round,
Just a wandrin' worker, I go from town to town.
And the police make it hard wherever I may go
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

My brothers and my sisters are stranded on this road,
A hot and dusty road that a million feet have trod;
Rich man took my home and drove me from my door
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

Was a-farmin' on the shares, and always I was poor;
My crops I lay into the banker's store. (*)
My wife took down and died upon the cabin floor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

I mined in your mines and I gathered in your corn
I been working, mister, since the day I was born
Now I worry all the time like I never did before
'Cause I ain't got no home in this world anymore

Now as I look around, it's mighty plain to see
This world is such a great and a funny place to be;
Oh, the gamblin' man is rich an' the workin' man is poor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
(*) Nota

Col termine "banker" si può anche intendere chi tiene il banco nei giochi d'azzardo ed anche il gioco d'azzardo vero e proprio. Quindi il "banker's store" si potrebbe anche intendere come sala da gioco visto che "to lay" ha anche l'accezione di "scommettere", "fare una scommessa". Dunque si potrebbe intendere che "the crops" vengono perduti al gioco oppure che vengono dati come pagamento per prestiti bancari. (Michele Murino)


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