THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME

Latest update on 22/12/2016

Artist: Golden Echo Quartet
Author: traditional
Label: Columbia
Year: 1927

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.

Covers:

1927:

Kentucky Thoroughbreds [two weeks later, but first released (Paramount)]

1927:

Jessie May Hill

1930:

Carter Family [as Can't Feel At Home]

1935:

J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers

1936:

Monroe Brothers

1938:

Edith & Sherman Collins [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]

1940:

Woody Guthrie [as I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore]

1941:

Cassell Pete

1941:

Alphabetical Four

1946:

Merle Travis

1951:

Southern Sons

1958:

Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys

1960:

Rose Maddox

1961:

Red Foley

1962:

Jim Reeves [hit UK in '65]

1968:

Bob Dylan [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]

1977:

John D. Loudermilk

1982:

Mighty Clouds Of Joy

1986:

Albert Brumley

1988:

Bruce Springsteen [as I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore on tribute-lp A Vision Shared]

1994:

Lone Justice

1998:

Geoff Muldaur

1999:

Mickey Gilley

2001:

Merle Haggard

2009:

Ricky Skaggs

2013:

Billy Bragg

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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