The Good Earth

An individual propaganda song written by Kurt Weill with text by Oscar Hammerstein.

Date: 1942Composer: Kurt WeillText: Oscar Hammerstein

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The good earth is bearing grain in China, 

and her cherry trees are blooming in Japan.

The good earth bestows her simple blessings

With a kind of blind belief in man.

She has seen her fields aflame and bleeding

Where the torch of war has come to mar her plan.

But the good patient earth keeps on feeding and forgiving us

For she can’t help believing in man.

Sheet Music

Kurt Weill: Unsung Weill

Composer(s): Kurt Weill

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