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America Lyrics

Lyrics Composed by Samuel Francis Smith (1832) 
Plainchant Melody by John Bull (1619)

My country, 'tis of thee, 
Sweet land of liberty, 
Of thee I sing: 
Land where my fathers died! 
Land of the Pilgrims' pride! 
From every mountainside 
Let Freedom Ring!

My native country, thee, 
Land of the noble free, 
They name I love: 
I love thy rocks and rills, 
Thy woods and templed hills; 
My heart with rapture thrills 
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze, 
And ring from all the trees 
Sweet Freedom's song: 
Let mortal tongues awake; 
Let all that breathe partake; 
Let rocks their silence break, 
The song prolong.

Our father's God, to Thee, 
Author of liberty, 
To Thee we sing: 
Long may our land be bright 
With freedom's holy light; 
Protect us by Thy might, 
Great God, our King!


Source: U.S. Army Song Book, 1918 
Note: Melody is the same as God Save the Queen.

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