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Subject: Folklore: Woody Guthrie's new year resolutions
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 02:18 PM

Woody Guthrie's 1942 New Year resolutions


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Woody Guthrie's new year resolutions
From: open mike
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 05:35 PM

a song a day sounds like a great one!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Woody Guthrie's new year resolutions
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 06:46 PM

That's priceless. Cheers! :-)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Woody Guthrie's new year resolutions
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 07:14 PM

yes!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Woody Guthrie's new year resolutions
From: GUEST,SirCoughsalot
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 07:18 PM

A song a day was my resolution this year, too. But that's because I read those a while ago and saw Woody's.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Woody Guthrie's new year resolutions
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 10 Jan 12 - 04:12 AM

All good stuff. My Red Duster/Earthbound colleague Ron Baxter (Sailor Ron) would definitely do better at the "Write a song a day" rulin', in fact he might have to slow down!

Perhaps I'll try "Learn a song a day" instead.

Mama and Papa sadly long gone, I'll reserve judgement on Pete until I know him better.

Ross


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Subject: Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 10:15 AM

From 1943, as seen at http://www.businessinsider.com/woody-guthries-new-years-resolutions-2013-12

33. Wake Up And Fight

32. Make Up Your Mind

31. Love Everybody

30. Love Pete

29. Love Papa

28. Love Mama

27. Help Win War — Beat Fascism

26. Dance Better

25. Play And Sing Good

24. Send Mary And Kids Money

23. Have Company But Don't Waste Time

22. Save Dough

21. Bank All Extra Money

20. Dream Good

19. Keep Hoping Machine Running

18. Stay Glad

17. Don't Get Lonesome

16. Keep Rancho Clean

15. Learn People Better

14. Listen To Radio A Lot

13. Read Lots Good Books

12   Change Bed Clothes Often

11. Change Socks

10. Shine Shoes

9.    Wear Clean Clothes

8.    Write A Song A Day

7.    Drink Very Scant If Any

6.    Eat Good — Fruit — Vegetables — Milk

5.    Take Bath

4.    Shave

3.    Wash Teeth If Any

2.    Work By A Schedule

1.    Work More And Better


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Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions
From: Wesley S
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 10:33 AM

You beat me to it. Here's a

Link to the article


with a photograph of the document with doodles.


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Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions
From: Severn
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 11:19 AM

Sounds like a lot of what I need to do. Minus the references to specific people and the alimony payments and plus the fact that the Facists are in MY government this time.....


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Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 09:43 PM

Dear Woody! There is a lot of good stuff there! Share list with my cohabit for his edification - strong hints!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Woody Guthrie's new year resolutions
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jan 20 - 08:39 PM

There's a very legible copy of this at https://www.woodyguthrie.org/newyearsrulins.htm

And an article about Woody's "New Years Rulin's" at https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/news/a9130/woody-guthrie-resolutions/

74 Years Later, Woody Guthrie's List of Resolutions Is All the New Year's Inspiration You Need
Work more and better; wash teeth if any; write a song a day.

by CAROLINE HALLEMANN
JAN 3, 2017 - Town and Country Magazine.

If you haven't gotten around to making your New Year's resolutions just yet, Woody Guthrie's 33 "New Years Rulin's" are a good place to start. Written on January 1, 1943, the folk singer's list touches on everything from finances "Save dough; Bank all extra money" to hygiene "Wash teeth if any; Take bath" to relationships "Love mama; Love papa; Love Pete" to self-actualization "Work more and better; Wake up and fight."

Add a line about limiting your smartphone usage in the new year, and it easily applies to 2017 because we could all use a reminder to "Love everybody" and, you know, change your socks.

Take a look at the list here, then see the handwritten document below, complete with Guthrie's original sketches.

"New Years Rulin's"

1. Work more and better

2. Work by a schedule

3. Wash teeth if any

4. Shave

5. Take bath

6. Eat good — fruit — vegetables — milk

7. Drink very scant if any

8. Write a song a day

9. Wear clean clothes — look good

10. Shine shoes

11. Change socks

12. Change bed clothes often

13. Read lots good books

14. Listen to radio a lot

15. Learn people better

16. Keep rancho clean

17. Don't get lonesome

18. Stay glad

19. Keep hoping machine running

20. Dream good

21. Bank all extra money

22. Save dough

23. Have company but don't waste time

24. Send Mary and kids money

25. Play and sing good

26. Dance better

27. Help win war — beat fascism

28. Love mama

29. Love papa

30. Love Pete

31. Love everybody

32. Make up your mind

33. Wake up and fight


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Woody Guthrie's new year resolutions
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jan 20 - 05:22 AM

There's a song about this
here.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Woody Guthrie's new year resolutions
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Jan 20 - 09:23 AM

If any!


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