The Ray Charles version is best.
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain;
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.
After watching fireworks last night, we started singing.
The City of New Orleans (performed by Arlo Guthrie, 1970)
This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie, 1940)
My Country Tis Of Thee (1831)
The Star Spangled Banner (1814)
I'm A Yankee Doodle Dandy (1904)
You're A Grand Old Flag (1906)
God Bless America (1938)
Over There (1917)
American Girl (Tom Petty, 1977)
The House I Live In (Frank Sinatra, 1945)
An American Tune (Paul Simon, 1973)
I love Reni Lane, she's my girl- here she is singing a small slice of her song "American Baby," with her songbird voice and gazelle stems.If you know a song for this day, send me a comment. I want a growing list for a party.
Happy Independence Day. A wonderful name for a holiday.