Woody Guthrie Los Angeles New Year's Flood Lyrics

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Oh, my friends, do you remember?
On that fatal New Year's night
The lights of old Los Angeles
Were a flick'ring, Oh, so bright.
A cloud burst hit our city
And it swept away our homes;
It swept away our loved ones
In that fatal New Years flood.

No, you could not see it coming
Till through our town it rolled;
One hundred souls were taken
In that fatal New Years flood.

Whilst we all celebrated
That happy New Year's Eve,
We knew not in the morning
This whole wide world would grieve;
The waters filled our canyons
And down our mountains rolled;
That sad news rocked our nation
As of this flood it told.

No, you could not see it coming
Till through our town it rolled;
One hundred souls were taken
In that fatal New Years flood.

Our highways were blockaded
Our bridges all washed down,
Our houses wrecked and scattered
As the flood came a-rumblin' down;
I bow my head in silence
And I thank my God above
That He did not take my home from me
In that fatal New Year's flood.

No, you could not see it coming
Till through our town it rolled;
One hundred souls were taken
In that fatal New Years flood.
Library of Congress Recordings Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lost Train Blues
  • 2 Railroad Blues
  • 3 Rye Whiskey
  • 4 Old Joe Clark
  • 5 Beaumont Rag
  • 6 Texas Oil Field
  • 7 Greenback Dollar
  • 8 Boll Weevil Song
  • 9 So Long, It's Been Good to Know You
  • 10 Talking Dust Bowl Blues
  • 11 Do-Re-Mi
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 Hard Times
  • 2 Pretty Boy Floyd
  • 3 They Laid Jesus Christ in His Grave
  • 4 Jolly Banker
  • 5 I Ain't Got No Home
  • 6 Dirty Overalls
  • 7 Chain Around My Leg
  • 8 Worried Man Blues
  • 9 Lonesome Valley
  • 10 Walking Down That Railroad Line
    Vinyl 3
  • 1 Goin' Down That Road Feeling Bad
  • 2 Dust Storm Disaster
  • 3 Foggy Mountain Top
  • 4 Dust Pneumonia Blues
  • 5 California Blues
  • 6 Dust Bowl Refugees
  • 7 Will Rogers Highway
  • 8 Los Angeles New Year's Flood
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