My Country 'tis Of Thee

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My country tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim's pride!
From every 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 fills
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 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!

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Information About My Country 'tis Of Thee

"My Country, "Tis of Thee" is also known as "America". It is an American patriotic song and was used as a de facto national anthem during the 19th century before the adoption of "The Star-Spangled Banner". If the melody sounds familiar that's because it was taken from the British national anthem "God Save The Queen".

The lyrics for "My Country "tis Of Thee" were written in 1850 by Samuel Joe Smith and the complete song was first performed in public on July 4, 1831.

The song was sung by Aretha Franklin at the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th 2009.

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