Poem for Brent

Woody Guthrie – NYC 1954

My Battle

Show me how, how to fight my battle in life
Show me how to fight
And I’ll run away with you

Teach me how, how to fight my hard times in life
Teach me how to fight
And I’ll run away with you

And I will never dread the day I will die
‘Cause my sunset is somebody’s morning sky

Show me how, how to face my troublesome fights
Show me how to face them
And I’ll run away with you

Teach me how, how to win my union in life
Show me how to win
And I’ll run away with you

And I will never dread the day I will die
‘Cause my sunset is somebody’s morning sky

Show me how, how to win for all of my people
Show me how to win
And I’ll run away with you

Teach me how, how to love this battle of life
Teach me how to love
And I’ll run away with you

How to fight, how to win, how to love
Teach me how, show me how, teach me how
How to love
How to fight, how to win, how to love

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