America The Beautiful
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“America the Beautiful” is a patriotic song about the United States of America. It was first published in 1910.
Katharine Lee Bates took a train across the great planes of Kansas to the mountaintops of Colorado. She wrote a poem to share how she felt to see the gorgeous landscape. Samuel A. Ward composed the music later.
"America the Beautiful" - Lyrics
For spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plane
God shed his grace on thee
And crown they good
From sea to shining sea