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TCC Playlist: Jesus Christ by Woody Guthrie

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Woody Guthrie

“Sell all of your jewelry and give it to the poor, so they laid Jesus Christ in his grave.”

The great American folk singer, Woody Guthrie, grew up a Christian in a small town in Oklahoma. He was drawn to the social gospel, and the image of Jesus as the redeemer of the poor and disposed. He also had great respect for Judaism. His second wife was Jewish and he co-wrote songs about Judaism with the Yiddish poet Marjorie Mazia.  Listen to his song, “Jesus Christ” here: