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Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Play it again, Sam

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

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward

Comments (1)

Nicely composed, Jack (and Sam and Kate). Happy Independence Day.

Posted by: Allan L. at July 4, 2006 07:00 AM

Nice job Jack.

Maybe it is just my preception, but it seems that this song used to be more popular than it is now. It needs to be heard more.

The Samuel A. Ward is a Newark NJ guy, and AFAICT Ward Coffee Inc. on Broad St. Newark is connected to him.

Have a safe and happy 4th, Matty & Bernadette

Posted by: Matt Jusinski at July 4, 2006 09:40 AM

Play it again "Uncle Sam" and louder as some have never heard it.

Thanks Jack

Posted by: Abe at July 4, 2006 10:55 AM

Great job! Have a terrific 4th!

Posted by: Greg at July 4, 2006 11:20 AM

Happy 4th to all, on this beautiful day in wonderful Oregon.

And congratulations to Bean and teacherrefpoet for winning the World Cup pool.

Posted by: Amanda at July 4, 2006 05:24 PM


Thanks, but you're premature. The NSA-spy-plagiarist Bean and me are definitely going to the tiebreaker if Portugal wins today. However, if Portugal loses and then wins the third-place game, it's a four-way tie (and four-way tiebreaker) between me, NSA-spy-plagiarist Bean, Gordon G., and Steve C.

Posted by: teacherrefpoet at July 5, 2006 09:14 AM

Very nice. Our countrys freedom is elite & valuable today.& the extremes people are willing to go to salvage any ties in the USA. This is the quiet/calm before the storm. Happy 4th of July america.

Posted by: WS at July 5, 2006 10:02 AM

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