Scotland the Brave | Free Piano & Celtic Harp Sheet Music, Lyrics

Scotland the Brave (also known as Alba an Àigh in Scotish Gaelic) is considered one of the unofficial national anthems of Scotland, along with “Flower of Scotland” and “Scots Wha Hae”). It is a song that’s bursting with patriotism and pride for the beauty of Scotland and the Scotish heritage.

The tune was created around the start of the 20th century (during 1911) and the lyrics were added later on in 1950 by the playwright and journalist Cliff Hanley. The song is often recognized as the official pipe band march of the Canadian Armed Forces and The British Columbia Dragoons and is sometimes used by the New York Police Department.

Lyrics for ‘Scotland the Brave’

Hark when the night was falling
Hear! hear the pipes are calling,
Loudly and proudly calling,
Down thro’ the glen.
There where the hills are sleeping,
Now feel the blood a-leaping,
High as the spirits
Of the old Highland men.

Towering in gallant fame,
Scotland my mountain hame,
High may your proud
Standards gloriously wave,
Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining river,
Land of my heart for ever,
Scotland the brave.

High in the misty Highlands,
Out by the purple islands,
Brave are the hearts that beat
Beneath Scottish skies.
Wild are the winds to meet you,
Staunch are the friends that greet you,
Kind as the love that shines
From fair maiden’s eyes.

Towering in gallant fame,
Scotland my mountain hame,
High may your proud
Standards gloriously wave,
Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining river,
Land of my heart for ever,
Scotland the brave.

Far off in sunlit places,
Sad are the Scottish faces,
Yearning to feel the kiss
Of sweet Scottish rain.
Where tropic skies are beaming,
Love sets the heart a-dreaming,
Longing and dreaming for the homeland again.

Towering in gallant fame,
Scotland my mountain hame,
High may your proud
Standards gloriously wave,
Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining river,
Land of my heart for ever,
Scotland the brave.

Print Easy Piano Sheet Music

Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Scotland the Brave’ for easy piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.

Scotland the Brave for Easy Piano Solo 

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Print Free Beginner Celtic Harp Sheet Music

Here’s a free arrangement of ‘Scotland the Brave’ for beginner Celtic harp. There’s also an mp3 on the site so students can listen to the song as they practice.

Scotland the Brave for Beginner Celtic Harp Sheet Music

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Guitar Chords for ‘Scotland the Brave’

Ultimate-Guitar.com has guitar chords for ‘Scotland the Brave’ This site features many tools to make learning and playing the guitar fun, including an auto-scroll tool for hands-free guitar chords/lyrics advancing, and a transpose tool in case the music isn’t in the right key for your voice.

Scotland the Brave Guitar Chords

Sing-a-long Video for ‘Scotland the Brave’

Check out this amazing video for ‘Scotland the Brave’ from Charlie Zahm on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!

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Star Spangled Banner | Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Chords and Video

The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics were written by lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key. He had just witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships amidst the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. His inspiration came from seeing the large American flag flying above the fort.

Print Sheet Music for ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Star Spangled Banner Sheet Music for Easy Piano

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Lyrics for ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Guitar Chords and Lyrics
Guitar Chords for Star Spangled Banner from UltimateGuitar.com

Key: C Major

Free Coloring Page

American Flag Coloring Page from MakingArtFun.com

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Video for ‘Star Spangled Banner’

This Whitney Houston performance of the Star Spangled Banner is the finest performance I’ve ever seen.

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America the Beautiful | Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics and Video

America the Beautiful” is a lyrical patriotic song. The words were written by American songwriter, Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), and the music written by Episcopal church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward (1847-1903). America the Beautiful is one of the most popular American patriotic songs.

 

Print Free Sheet Music for ‘America the Beautiful’

This piano solo is perfect for intermediate level piano students, or fun for a July 4th sing-along.

America the Beautiful for Easy Piano Solo

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Lyrics for ‘America the Beautiful’

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 impassion’d stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness.
America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self control,
Thy liberty in law.

More verses…

 

American Flag Coloring Page

Want your kids to decorate your house for July 4th. Ask them to color several coloring pages, and string them together across the kitchen. There’s a whole bunch at the following link.

American Flag Coloring Pages

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Watch ‘America the Beautiful’ Sing-Along Video

Watch a Sing-Along Video with Willie Nelson on YouTube.com.

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