Sing all the verses

Bruce Springsteen (who else, America’s theologian laureate) giving his introduction at Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday party recently and noting that while rehearsing for their performance earlier this year at President Obama’s inauguration, Seeger made sure to mention he wanted to sing “all the verses” of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” including “the two that always get left out.”

I preached a sermon about “This Land is Your Land” once on a July 4th weekend and how I thought it should be the National Anthem, specifically because of those two verses.

Bruce’s intro is sharp. Seeger is a man who truly has never let America forget all its verses.