Patriotic Songs

        Here are some patriotic songs, mostly of use in the United States. You might also want to check the Patriotic Themes page.

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THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there'
O say, does the star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen thro' the midst of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream-
"Tis the star-spangled banner. O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation,
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto- "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG

You're a grand old flag.
You're a high flying flag;
And forever, in peace may you wave;
You're the emblem of the land I love,
The home of the free and the brave.
Every heart beats true.
Under Red, White, and Blue
Where there's never a boast or brag:
But, should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE


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 mountain side
Let freedom ring.
Our fathers' God, to thee,
Author of liberty,
To thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by they might,
Great God, our King.

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA

God bless America
Land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with the light from above
From the mountains, to the prairies
To the oceans, white with foam.
God bless America,
My own sweet home,
God bless America, my own sweet home.

 

AMERICA

My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From ev'ry mountain side
Let freedom ring.

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy 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 sound prolong.

Our fathers' 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.

 

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning Of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

(Chorus)

Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires
Of a hundred circling camps;
They have builded Him an altar
In the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence
By the dim flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.

(Repeat chorus)

He has sounded forth the trumpet
That shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men
Before His judgment seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him'
Be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

(Repeat chorus)

In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
That transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy,
Let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

(Repeat chorus)

YANKEE DOODLE

Father and I went down to camp,
Along with Captain Goodwin,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

(Chorus) Yankee Doodle keep it up,
Yankee doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step,
And with the girls be handy.

And there was Captain Washington,
Upon a strapping stallion,
And giving orders to his men,
I guess there was a million.

(Repeat Chorus)

And then the feathers on his hat,
They looked so tarnal finey,
I wanted peskily to get,
To give to my Jemimy.

(Repeat Chorus)

And there I see a little keg,
Its heads were made of leather,
They knocked upon it with two sticks,
To call the men together.

(Repeat Chorus)

And there they had a swamping gun,
As big as a log of maple,
Upon a deuced little cart,
A load for father's cattle.

(Repeat Chorus)

And every time they fired it off,
It took a horn of powder,
It made a noise like father's gun,
Only a nation louder

(Repeat Chorus)

It scared em so,I run the street,
As I remember,
Till I got home and safely locked,
In granny's little chamber.

(Repeat Chorus)

I LOVE AMERICA

(Tune: "Battle Hymn of the Republic")

I love this great America, The land that God has blessed,
Where the hope of that stirs The hearts of men Will never be suppressed.
Through the flame of faith Came forth a nation Choice above the rest,
This great America.

(Chorus)
Glory to the land of freedom,
Glory to the land of freedom,
Glory to the land of freedom,
I love America.

I love this great America, The land of liberty, For I know the price of freedom
Countless others paid for me; Do we hear their call
To carry on And serve as valiantly
This great America.

(Repeat chorus)

May all men be united By the bonds of brotherhood;
May we learn to love each other, For in every man is good;
Let us live in peace upon the land Where men of valor stood;
This great America.

(Repeat chorus)

I love God's great America, All equal in his sight;
May we be as one in spirit, As we reach up for the right;
And may we have humility To match our power and might;
His great America.


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