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.

Easy Piano Sheet Music
Star Spangled Banner Sheet Music for Easy Piano from MakingMusicFun.net

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

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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.

Free Piano Sheet Music
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
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 from MakingMusicFun.net

 

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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America the Beautiful Sing-Along Video
Sing along with Willie Nelson.

America the Beautiful – Sing-along oldies #08

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