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THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME

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(traditional)
(o):Golden Echo Quartet (1927)label: Columbia
 Oldest version, but not released before '31. Medicine Show performer Stovepipe N°1 (Sam Jones) used the same melody in his Lord Don't You Know I Have No Friend Like You for Columbia in 1924, but only two lines are vaguely related.
(c):Kentucky Thoroughbreds (1927) [two weeks later, but first released (Paramount)], Jessie May Hill (1927) , Carter Family (1930) [as Can't Feel At Home], J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (1935) , Monroe Brothers (1936) , Edith & Sherman Collins (1938) [as I Can't Feel At Home In This World No More; man and wife; reissued on cd Prayers From Hell - White Gospel & Sinners Blues 1927-1940 on the German Trikont label], Woody Guthrie (1940) [as I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore], Cassell Pete (1941) , Alphabetical Four (1941) , Merle Travis (1946) , Southern Sons (1951) , Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys (1958) , Rose Maddox (1960) , Red Foley (1961) , Jim Reeves (1962) [hit UK in '65], Bob Dylan (1968) [as I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore; live at Carnegie Hall along with The Hawks in honor of Woody; his first public performance since his motor accident], John D. Loudermilk (1977) , Mighty Clouds Of Joy (1982) , Albert Brumley (1986) , Bruce Springsteen (1988) [as I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore on tribute-lp A Vision Shared], Lone Justice (1994) , Geoff Muldaur (1998) , Mickey Gilley (1999) , Merle Haggard (2001) , Ricky Skaggs (2009) , Billy Bragg (2013) ,
 
Most of Woody Guthrie's melodies were based upon existing songs. He just added something extra, new words, new instruments, new dimensions, intensity. He changed the content of this gospel dramatically without altering the title too much.
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