Bernie Sanders, the quirky, socialist and Independent senator from Vermont, recorded a folk album in 1987 that could get people even more interested in his possible presidential run. Or, possibly, less interested.
Seven Days, a Vermont website, found the old record, which features his singing and music from 30 Vermont artists. More importantly, the site posted some sharable songs from the record.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.), recorded a folk album in 1987 that just resurfaced this week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
One of these is "This Land Is Your Land," which starts with a sort of reggae beat before Sanders begins his Dylan-esque "singing" of the famous song, which is thick with his New England twang.
"As I went walking that ribbon of highway, I saw above me that endless skyway…" Sanders exults.
He also starts "We Shall Overcome" with a 90-second lecture about how people will bring peace and justice to the world despite how horrible the world can be sometimes. Then the gospel choir kicks in to prove the point.
Seven Days has more, if you want them.