Blurb that was "too long" for YouTube. Including lyrics. (And a bunch of copyright notices for The Masses. Please just ask for permission; these are ALL personal photos.)
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The House I Live In
Visual Concept ©2012, Pepper Productions. All rights Reserved.
"The House I Live In (That's America To Me)"
Words and Music by Lewis Allan and Earl Robinson. Arranged by John Brimhall.
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All photography original, and copyrighted ©firstname.lastname@example.org. Photographs, and video by the videographer, by and of family and friends, from 1921 to 2012. All Rights Reserved.
Photographs taken in the following locations and times:
1921, New York, NY. Wedding photograph.
1941, New York, NY. By The Uploader's uncle.
1945, France. Photograph taken using the Uploader's father's camera by a French citizen.
1950s, Upstate New York, USA, and New York City, NY, USA. Photographs taken by The Uploader's parents and friends
1960s, Photographs taken by The Uploader's parents, family, and friends.
1968: Two photographs of The Uploader's classmates and friends taken at the Lake Grove school, Moriches Road, Long Island, New York, USA. (The Uploader was just out of frame in both photos of the Uploader's classmates and friends.)
1970s, photographs taken by The Uploader or the Uploader's family. Decatur, GA, USA.
1981: Two photographs taken by The Uploader, Washington, D.C., USA. (These photographs may be used ONLY by written permission of the Uploader, with FULL credit, by permission.<email@example.com>,<firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>)
1990s through 2012: Photographs taken by The Uploader, or co-workers.
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Lyrics, song information:
"The House I Live In"
Performed by Frank Sinatra, 1945
Lyrics by Abel Meerpool (pen name, Lewis Allan)
Music by Earl Robinson
"What is America to me?
A name, a map, or a flag I see?
A certain word, "democracy"?
What is America to me?
The house I live in, a plot of earth, a street
The grocer and the butcher, and the people that I meet
The children in the playground, the faces that I see
All races and religions, that's America to me
The place I work in, the worker by my side
The little town or city where my people lived and died
The "howdy" and the handshake, the air of feeling free
And the right to speak my mind out, that's America to me
The things I see about me, the big things and the small
The little corner newsstand and the house a mile tall
The wedding in the churchyard, the laughter and the tears
The dream that's been a-growin' for a hundred and fifty years
The town I live in, the street, the house, the room
The pavement of the city, or a garden all in bloom
The church, the school, the clubhouse, the millions lights I see
But especially the people
That's America to me"
Video dedicated to the Memory of Trayvon Martin. Whose House this is.
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