Tom Morello, Ani DiFranco & Ryan Harvey Share Anti-Trump Ballad Penned By Woody Guthrie

first_imgSocio-political rockers Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Propets of Rage, The Nightwatchman) and Ani DiFranco are no strangers to voicing their opinions and causing a stir when it comes to the disenfranchised. With the recently rediscovered lyrics to the Woody Guthrie penned “Old Man Trump“, the two teamed up with riot-folk artist Ryan Harvey to create music for the song, which was never recorded. Guthrie wrote the lyrics, – which were discovered by University of Kentucky professor Will Kaufman on a visit to the Woody Guthrie Archives in Tulsa, Oklahoma – 66 years ago, in protest to current Republican Presidential nominee “The Donald‘s” father Fred Trump.Prophets of Rage Release Official Live Video of ‘Killing In The Name,’ Add Tour DatesGuthrie had a vehement disgust of the senior Trump, who he deemed his racist landlord during his time living at the real estate mogul’s Beach Haven apartment complex. According to reports, Trump “profited off the construction and rental of “low-income” housing projects in New York, with one stipulation: he was bent on avoiding ‘inharmonious uses of housing’—fancy lingo for keeping these housing developments racially segregated.” With the approval from Woody Guthrie Publications, the three artists wrote music for the lyrics, and have released the song. Some lyrics to the song are as follows:“I supposeOld Man Trump knowsJust how muchRacial HateHe stirred upIn the bloodpot of human hearts”Take a listen to “Old Man Trump” below:last_img

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