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America The Beautiful
Words by Katherine Lee Bates, Music by Samuel A. Ward - 1910
C                    C#dim G7                       Em G7 C                           G+
C                    Cmin6 G Edim    G     D7 G7
C G7                        C G7               F       G7 C                Dm7    C7
F C F     F#dim   C      G7 C               (repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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!
Watch Dave Marty perform "America" on the plectrum banjo (youtube)
Watch the Uptown String Band perform "America The Beautiful" (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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