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The Ballad of William Worthy

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From: “The Best of Broadside 1962-1988: Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine”, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000

The Ballad of William Worthy
William Worthy isn’t worthy
to enter our door,

He went down to Cuba, he’s
not American any more.

But somehow it is strange to
hear the State Department say,

‘You are living in the free world,
in the free world you must stay.’