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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Lori, WC, NY

30 June 2015 at 9:54pm

'Offensive lyrics', it's come down to this? Never thought I'd see the day. I love my U.S. of A-- and will never, ever be offended. All those who can't handle it, go home!

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William, USA

2 January 2015 at 1:06pm

I too remember after the Pledge of Allegiance and morning prayer. I can remember getting very choked up and crying every time I heard or sang this beautiful song as a young kid in school. I find it shameful that children today don't even know this song...

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Madison, Argentina

28 February 2013 at 12:42am

I am so happy!

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Tyler, United States

26 March 2012 at 2:30am

I love this song and I sing this for my All State Choir (ASC)

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Marissa, United States

9 January 2012 at 9:16pm

Is this the whole song?

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Jonetta, United States

5 January 2012 at 10:45pm

This is one of the best songs about our nation. As to that disclaimer.... My 10 year old says "If your offended by this song find another country to live in." Some people need to stop being so sensitive.

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Michael, United States

27 December 2010 at 6:56pm

I have always loved this!, but what is the disclaimer all about? If some people are so sensitive that they are offended by this song then they realy need to get some sort of counseling.

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Lashonda, Wayne County, Nc, Us

23 October 2009 at 6:59pm

Wow! I remember singing this song, after "Pledging" my "Allegiance to the Flag" and before our "Moment of Silence." :)

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