New Found Land est une rare chanson optimiste de Woody Guthrie, dans laquelle il chante la réussite de l’installation du migrant dans le pays nouvellement trouvé, sa maison faite d’un arbre nouvellement abattu sur une pierre nouvellement taillée, sa lampe allumée avec une allumette nouvellement trouvée, ses pieds posés sur un champ nouvellement défriché, son enfant né d’une femme nouvellement trouvée… Il vit désormais dans la lumière du matin.


NEW FOUND LAND

Well, I just got up to my new found land,
My new found land, my new found land.
I just got up to my new found land,
I’m a livin’ by the light of the morning.

I built me a house of a new cut tree,
A new cut tree, a new cut tree.
I built me a house of a new cut tree,
I’m a livin’ in the light of the morning.

Well, I built my house on a new cut stone,
A new cut stone, a new cut stone.
I built my house on a new cut stone,
I’m a livin’ in the light of the morning,
Livin’ in the light of the morning.

I lit my lamp with a new-found light,
A new-found light, a new-found light,
I lit my lamp with a new-found light
And I’m a-livin’ in the light of the morning.

I’m plantin’ my feet in the new-dug ground,
The new-dug ground, the new-dug ground.
I’m plantin’ my feet in the new-dug ground
I’m livin’ in the light of the morning,
Livin’ in the light of the morning.

I brought my child for my new found-wife,
My new-found wife, my new-found wife.
I brought my child for my new-found wife
Livin’ in the light of the morning,
Livin’ in the light of the morning.

Well, I just got up to my new-found land,
My new-found land, my new-found land.
I just got up to my new-found land,
I’m livin’ in the light of the morning,
Livin’ in the light of the morning.