The Riverside song book/America

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For other versions of this work, see My Country 'Tis of Thee.


\header { tagline = ##f subtitle = "MY COUNTRY, ’T IS OF THEE." poet = "Samuel Francis Smith" composer = \markup \center-column { "Unknown" "(Air: God Save the King.)" } }

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\new Lyrics \lyricmode { \set associatedVoice = #"a" \set stanza = #"1. " My4 coun -- try, ’t_is4. of8 thee,4 Sweet land of lib4. -- er8 -- ty,4 Of thee I sing;2 \skip4 Land4 where my fa4. -- thers8 died,4 Land of the Pil4. -- grim’s8 pride;4 From ev -- ’ry moun4. -- tain8 side,4 Let free -- dom ring.2 }
\new Lyrics \lyricmode { \set associatedVoice = #"a" \set stanza = #"2. " My4 na -- tive coun4. -- try,8 thee–4 Land of the no4. -- ble8 free—4 Thy name I love;2 \skip4 I4 love thy rocks4. and8 rills,4 Thy woods and tem4. -- pled8 hills;4 My heart with rap4. -- ture8 thrills,4 Like that a -- bove.2 }
\new Lyrics \lyricmode { \set associatedVoice = #"a" \set stanza = #"3. " Let4 mu -- sic swell4. the8 breeze,4 And ring from all4. the8 trees4 Sweet free -- dom’s song;2 \skip4 Let4 mor -- tal tongues4. a8 -- wake;4 Let all that breathe4. par8 -- take;4 Let rocks their si4. -- lence8 break—4 The sound pro -- long.2 }
\new Lyrics \lyricmode { \set associatedVoice = #"a" \set stanza = #"4. " Our4 fa -- thers’ God,4. to8 Thee,4 Au -- thor of lib4. -- er8 ty,4 To thee we sing;2 \skip4 Long4 may our land4. be8 bright4 With free -- dom’s ho4. -- ly8 light:4 Pro -- tect us by4. Thy8 might,4 Great God, our King.2 }
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This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.