Two takes on Woodstock

…I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm
I’m going to join in a rock ‘n’ roll band
I’m going to get back to the land
And get my soul free…

—from “Woodstock,” by Joni Mitchell; the Woodstock Festival began on this day in 1969

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It appears that every step we made towards liberty has but brought us in view of more terrific perils.

—from Woodstock, one of the Waverly novels of Sir Walter Scott, born on this day in 1771

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