America, The Beautiful


America the Beautiful

Bates/Ward

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beautiful for spacious skies,
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for amber waves of grain 
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for purple mountain majesties
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above the fruited plain
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America, America!
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God shed his grace on thee 
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and crown thy good with brotherhood
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from sea to shining sea. 

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beautiful for patriot dream
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that sees beyond the years, 
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Thine alabaster cities gleam
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undimmed by human tears.
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America, America!
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God shed His grace on thee.
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And crown thy good with brotherhood
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from sea to shining sea.
 
Yes, America The beautiful is a patriotic song. Perhaps you've been asked to play it in your church or at a special occasion. God Bless America is another favorite.
 
Practice playing America The Beautiful in all the keys!

Listen to various artists music - America The Beautiful
Text: Katharine Lee Bates, 1859-1929
Music: Samuel A. Ward, 1847-1903 


Wikipedia Blurb:

"America the Beautiful" is an American patriotic song. The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates and the music composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward. Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the July 4th edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. The poem was titled America for publication. Ward had originally written the music, Materna, for the 1600s hymn O Mother dear, Jerusalem in 1882. Ward's music combined with the Bates poem was first published in 1910 and titled America the Beautiful. The song is one of the most beloved and popular of the many American patriotic songs.[1] From time to time it has been proposed as a replacement for The Star-Spangled Banner as the National Anthem."

America, The Beautiful : Ray Charles '91





How To play America The Beautiful on the Clarinet
http://www.freeprintable.com/free-printables/how+to+play+%22america+the+beautiful%22+on+clarinet


 America The Beautiful- Free Sheet Music
http://www.musicedmagic.com/music/america-the-beautiful--free-sheet-music.html


 Today we remember and honor those men and women in uniform who have died in service to our country. Hope you're having a beautiful day, this Memorial Day!


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