Pete Seeger on his relationship with Woody Guthrie

Gene: Would you talk a little bit about your relationship to Woody Guthrie?

Pete: He was seven years older than I was and vastly more experienced…In 1940, when I met Woody Guthrie, he taught me how to hitchhike and ride freight trains…He said, “That guy Seeger is the youngest man I ever knew. He don’t drink. He don’t smoke. He don’t chase girls. He’s weird!” But I had a very good ear and I could accompany anything he played, the first time through. I didn’t have to hear it twice.

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