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Brownielocks and The 3 Bears
(we think this is THE best)
America The Beautiful
Ray Charles' version sung
 (& performed) by him.



Oh beautiful, for heroes proved,
In liberating strife,
Who more than self, our country loved,
And mercy more than life,

America, America, may God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain devined.

And you know when I was in school,
We used to sing it something like this, listen here:

Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties,
Above the fruited plain,

But now wait a minute, I'm talking about
America, sweet America,
You know, God done shed his grace on thee,
He crowned thy good, yes he did, in a brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.

You know, I wish I had somebody to help me sing this
(America, America, God shed his grace on thee)
America, I love you America, you see,
My God he done shed his grace on thee,
And you oughta love him for it,
Cause he, he, he, he, crowned thy good,
He told me he would, with brotherhood,
(From sea to shining sea).
Oh Lord, oh Lord, I thank you Lord
(Shining sea).

Note: Watercolor Background by Brownielocks. 

I painted "Uncle Sam" more in a saintly style because
I wanted it to reflect  the spirit of America, rather than an icon
image like the traditional look of the past generation.

(For more images, see link to our hand-painted backgrounds below)




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Go to our main patriotic song page listing.

Check out our 60's Protest Songs Page also.

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