Welcome to the blog hop. Today’s topic is Patriotic Music. I love patriotic songs. From our National Anthem to America the Beautiful to The Battle Hymn of the Republic. But my favorite is God Bless America by Irving Berlin, preferably the Kate Smith version.
However, there is one other rendition of that makes me giggle. My little niece learned this song in school a couple years back. When I took her out one afternoon she sang it over and over again from her car seat in the back of the car. Off key. Plus she switched the lines around and confused herself. It was adorable. Now she’s nine and singing God Bless America over and over is not on her list of favorite things to do with her aunt, but I think I might still be able to get one good performance out of her.
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.
Here’s a YouTube video of Kate Smith’s First Radio Performance of God Bless America. Enjoy!
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Thank you to all our servicemen and women and God Bless the USA!