Three Patriotic Songs To Learn

Patriotic Songs: LadyDpiano



The words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" were written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812. He had watched the bombing of Fort McHenry by the British and at dawn saw the American flag still flying. He knew the British attack had been turned back.

The Star Spangled Banner


      G            D   Em
Oh say can you see,
B          Em           A7  D
By the dawn's early light,
               G                D
What so proudly we hailed,
            G
At the twilight's last gleaming?
                                          D      Em
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
B                   Em    A7  D
Through the perilous fight,
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O'er the ramparts we watched,
                G
Were so gallantly streaming.
                     D7  G
And thy rocket's red glare,
                    D7   G  D7
Thy bombs bursting in air,
          G       D          G     D
Gave proof through the night,
D7            G    Em   A7   D
That our flag was still there.
      G                    C              E7   Am            G  D
Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
               G     D       G      Em       G            D7   G
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Preamble to the Constitution (1787)

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

You're A Grand Old Flag: LadyDpiano
You're A Grand Old Flag

The song was written in 1905 by George M. Cohan. Cohan was an American actor, playwright, theatrical producer and writer of popular songs.

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You're a grand old flag, you're a high-flying flag
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And forever in peace may you wave
                                                      F
You're the emblem of the land I love
            G7                                            C7
The home of the free and the brave
               F
Every heart beats true for the red, white, and blue
                               D7                            Gm  C7
Where there's never a boast or brag
C7                     F                                 C7
But, Should old acquaintance be forgot
                      G7                   C7                F
Keep your eye on the grand old flag!


Three Cheers For The Red, White And Blue: LadyDpiano


Three Cheers For The Red, White and Blue

             A7                                                     D
Three cheers for the Red, White, and Blue,
                  A7                                                                           DThree cheers for the Red, White, and Blue!
                                                             GThe flag of America forever,
           A7                                                    D
Three cheers for the Red, White, and Blue!

Pledge to the Flag

I pledge  allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Written by Francis Bellamy in 1892 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America.

I Wish I Were a Pilot: Stella Blackstone l Barefoot Books-LadyD

A great adventurous story is a favorite with my 4 grandsons. Here are a few illustrations from within:


book illustrations

Illustrations from children's book

I Wish I Were a Pilot


Another popular children's book that folks can relate to where I live, Driving my Tractor, is a good one! It comes in paperback and also with a CD.

Driving My Tractor: Barefoot Books-LadyD

These storybooks can be purchased from my daughter by clicking on her photo in the sidebar. I helped her sell barefoot Books a very long time ago. Now I write stories of my own and continue to give piano lessons to adults and children, including 3 to five-year-olds.

Happy Reading and Singing!

-- LadyD

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