Who Sang Pastures of Plenty? Country Joe McDonald

Release information
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Folk
length: 2:18
piano: Hargus “Pig” Robbins
bass: Norbert Putnam
guitar: Grady Martin and Hal Rugg
drums (drum set): Buddy Harman
Some other versions of "Pastures of Plenty"

It's a mighty hard row that my poor hands has hoed
My poor feet has traveled a hot dusty road
Out of your dustbowl and westward we rode
And your deserts was hot and your mountains was cold.

I worked in your orchards of peaches and prunes
I slept on the ground in the light of the moon
On the edge of the city you'll see us and then
We come with the dust and we go with the wind.

California, Arizona, I make all your crops
Well it's up north to Oregon to gather your hops,
Dig the beets from your ground, cut the grapes from your vine
To set on your table your light sparkling wine.

Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground
From the Grand Coulee Dam where the waters run down
Every state in this Union us migrants has been
We'll work in this fight and we'll fight till we win.

It's always we ramble that river and I
All along your green valley I will work until I die.
My land I'll defend with my life if need be
'Cause my pastures of plenty must always be free.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pastures of Plenty
  • 2 Talkin' Dust Bowl
  • 3 Blowing Down That Dusty Road
  • 4 So Long (It's Been Good to Know Yuh)
  • 5 Tom Joad
  • 6 The Sinking of the Reuben James
  • 7 Roll on, Columbia
  • 8 Pretty Boy Floyd
  • 9 When the Curfew Blows
  • 10 This Land Is Your Land

  • Release information
    label: Vanguard
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin