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written by Woodie Guthrie

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The crops are all in and the peaches are rotting
The oranges are piled in their cresote dumps
They're flying you back to the Mexico border
To pay all your money to wade back again

My father's own father, he wanted that river
They took all the money he made in his life
But it's six hundred miles to that Mexican border
They chase us like outlaws, like rustlers, like theives

Good-bye to my Juan, good-bye Rosalita
Adios mis amigos, Jesus why Maris
You won't have a name when you ride the big air-plane
And all they will call you will be
Deportee

We died in your hills, we died in your deserts
We died in your valleys and died on your plains
We died 'neath your trees and we died in your bushes
Both sides of the river, we died just the same.

Good-bye to my Juan, good-bye Rosalita
Adios mis amigos, Jesus why Maris
You won't have a name when you ride the big air-plane
And all they will call you will be
Deportee

A sky plane caught fire over Los Gatos canyon
Like a fireball of lightning, it shook all our hills
Who are all these friends, all scattered like dry leaves?
The radio says they are just deportees.

Good-bye to my Juan, good-bye Rosalita
Adios mis amigos, Jesus why Maris
You won't have a name when you ride the big air-plane
And all they will call you will be
Deportee

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from THE UNENDING ALTERATION OF THE HUMAN HEART, track released March 20, 2020

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Gabrielle Louise Paonia, Colorado

Gabrielle is a songwriter and storyteller living in the mountains on the western slope of Colorado. Half her time she's touring and making records and the other half she's gardening, painting, and writing songs on her porch. Her live show is honest, introspective and engaging.

"She executes a captivating balance of heartache and resolve." --David McGee (NYC, NY)
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