Ghost of Tom Joad


Strathmore, California. Citrus workers in winter quarters 1939 Feb. Strathmore is adjacent to Porterville.

Now Tom said “Mom, wherever there’s a cop beatin’ a guy

Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries

Where there’s a fight ‘gainst the blood and hatred in the air
Look for me Mom I’ll be there

Wherever there’s somebody fightin’ for a place to stand
Or decent job or a helpin’ hand

Wherever somebody’s strugglin’ to be free
Look in their eyes Mom you’ll see me.”

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