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Late Night Club Utah: This Land Is Your Land – Seeger and Springsteen

An awesome song performed by the inimitable Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen (I think that’s Seeger’s grandson with them) on January 18, 2009, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the festivities and celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

I’m a big fan of Seeger and I love to hear him sing this protest albeit hopeful, wonderful song. How about we make it our unofficial national anthem. Come on, everyone, sing along! I am!

*Cross-posted at RedStateBlues.

UPDATE: 1/20/2009
Apparently there is some controversy brewing over the posting of this video on YouTube. HBO initially claimed copyright to the performance and YouTube was ordered to take it down. However, HBO appears to have now relented. But the question is asked over at Daily Kos, does the inauguration belong to HBO or to the people of the United States? How do you copyright the inauguration, or even allow only one broadcast outlet to have all rights?

HBO ought to listen to the words of the song.

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