America The Beautiful

Dan posted this on Sep-16-2011 Print This Post Print This Post

   America The Beautiful
   Words: Katharine Lee Bates,
   Tune: Samuel Ward

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O BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN

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FOR PURPLE MOUNTAIN MAJESTIES A-BOVE THE FRUITED PLAIN

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A-MERICA! A-MERI-CA! GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE

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AND CROWN THY GOOD WITH BROTHER-HOOD, FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA


  G             D                   D7       w↑        G     D
O BEAUTIFUL FOR PILGRIM FEET, WHOSE STERN IM-PASSIONED STRESS

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A THOROUGHFARE FOR FREEDOM BEAT, A-CROSS THE WILDER-NESS

  G         Ds   D       D7         w↑    G    Am7 G/B
A-MERICA! A-MERI-CA! GOD MEND THINE EV-'RY FLAW

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CON-FIRM THY SOUL IN SELF CON-TOL, THY LIBER-TY IN LAW


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O BEAUTIFUL FOR HEROES PROVED IN LIBER-ATING STRIFE

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WHO MORE THAN SELF THEIR COUNTRY LOVED AND MERCY MORE THAN LIFE

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A-MERICA! A-MERI-CA! MAY GOD THY GOLD RE-FINE

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TILL ALL SUCCESS BE NOBLE-NESS, AND EV'RY GAIN DI-VINE


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O BEAUTIFUL FOR PATRIOT DREAM THAT SEES BE-YOND THE YEARS

      G         D                E         A7    D
THINE ALABASTER CITIES GLEAM, UN-DIMMED BY HUMAN TEARS

  G         Ds   D       D7       w↑       G      Am7   G/B
A-MERICA! A-MERI-CA! GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE

    C                   G                  C      D       G   
AND CROWN THY GOOD WITH BROTHER-HOOD, FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

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