America The Beautiful

 

Written by: Katherine Lee Bates

Written by: Samuel Ward

Arranged By: Axel Stordahl - Nelson Riddle

Album Title: The Reprise Collection, Disc 2

Label: Columbia - Reprise

Recorded: 8/27/45 2/20/63

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(America, America, America, America)

 

O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain

For purple moutain majesties above thy fruited plain!

America, America, God shed His grace on thee

And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea

 

(O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years)

(Thine alabaster cities gleam undimmed by human tears)

America, America, God shed His grace on thee

And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea