Vigilante Man" is a song by Woody Guthrie, recorded and released in 1940 as one of his Dust Bowl Ballads. The song is about the hired thugs ("vigilantes") who would violently chase away migrants to California trying to escape the Dust Bowl, a man-made ecological catastrophe in the American Great Plains during the 1930s. One verse refers to the murder of Preacher (Jim) Casy, a central figure in John Steinbecks' 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath.
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Oh, why does a vigilante man Why does a vigilante man Carry that sawed-off shot-gun in his hand? Would he shoot his brother and sister down? I rambled 'round from town to town I rambled 'round from town to town And they herded us around like a wild herd of cattle Was that the vigilante men? Have you seen that vigilante man? Have you seen that vigilante man? I've heard his name all over this land. Vigilante Man" Track Info. Produced By R. P. Weatherald. Written By Woody Guthrie.
A vigilante is a civilian or an organization that acts in a law enforcement capacity (or in the pursuit of self-perceived justice) without legal authority. Vigilante justice" is often rationalized by the belief that proper legal forms of criminal punishment are either non-existent, insufficient, or inefficient. Vigilantes normally see the government as ineffective in enforcing the law; such individuals often claim to justify their actions as a fulfillment of the wishes of the community.
The Vigilante Man is a man who brings criminals to justice by any means necessary, even if it means killing the criminals outright. Occasionally, one officer is determined to catch the Vigilante Man, but you can be sure that his fellow officers aren't working very hard to help him. The "good" Vigilante Man refuses to fight the police, and if confronted, will either surrender or die before harming them, and may even try to keep the killing off of villains to zero whenever possible. The "bad" Vigilante Man is willing to kill anyone who tries to stop him. The people the Vigilante Man is after are always guilty - or at least, in his mind, especially if he's the villain.