Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)

Nanci Griffith


publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Martin Hoffman, Woody Guthrie
album: Track 13 in album Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful)
release date: 1998-7-21
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length: 5:22

Album Information

country(area): United States
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) cover art


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(Woody Guthrie - Martin Hoffman)
The crops are all in
The oranges are stacked
They're flying them back
To pay all their wages

Goodbye to you Juan, goodbye Rosalita
You won't have a name
All they will call you

He waded that river
He made in his life
Come working the fruit trees
'Til they took down and died
Somos ilegales (Well some are illegal)
Se a caba el contrato (our work contracts out)
Six hundred miles
They chase us like outlaws

And we died in your deserts
We died on your plains
And we died in your bushes
We died just the same
The sky plane caught fire
Like a fireball of lightning
Who are all those friends
The radio says

We can grow our best orchards?
We can grow our good fruit?
And rot on my topsoil
Except deportee


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Wall of Death
  • 2 Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
  • 3 You Were on My Mind
  • 4 Walk Right Back
  • 5 Canadian Whiskey
  • 6 Desperadoes Waiting for a Train
  • 7 Wings of a Dove
  • 8 Dress of Laces
  • 9 Summer Wages
  • 10 He Was a Friend of Mine
  • 11 Hard Times Come Again No More
  • 12 Wasn't That a Mighty Storm?
  • 13 Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
  • 14 Yarrington Town
  • 15 I Still Miss Someone
  • 16 Try the Love
  • 17 The Streets of Baltimore
  • 18 Darcy Farrow
  • 19 If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)