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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Lyrics

A Sailor went to sea, sea, sea
To see what he could see, see, see
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea

More lyrics at MakungMusicFun.net

Sing-Along Video

You can learn the rhyme and a song version of it on YouTube.

A Sailor Went to Sea | Sing-Along made by Merry Music Box

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History

She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain, sometimes refered to as Coming ‘Round the Mountain, is an American folk song. The song was first printed in Carl Sandburg’s, The American Songbag (1927), though it is believed to have dated from the late 1800s.

Lyrics

She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes,
She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes,
She’ll be coming round the mountain,
She’ll be coming round the mountain,
She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes.

She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes,
She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes,
She’ll be driving six white horses,
She’ll be driving six white horses,
She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes.

Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her when she comes,
Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her when she comes,
Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her,
We’ll all go out to meet her,
We’ll all go out to meet her when she comes.

We’ll be havin’ chicken and dumplings when she comes,
We’ll be havin’ chicken and dumplings when she comes,
We’ll be havin’ chicken and dumplings,
We’ll be havin’ chicken and dumplings,
We’ll be havin’ chicken and dumplings when she comes.

Free Sheet Music for Piano

She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountian for Easy Piano Solo

Video

Check out this video if your kids are interested in a sing-along.

She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountian

The Old Gray Mare is a classic folk song that has more recently been adopted into the standard collection of American children’s songs.  The text refers to a horse, though the lyrics may also be referring to a woman that is well past her prime.

Lyrics
Oh, the old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be,
Ain’t what she used to be, ain’t what she used to be.
The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be,
Many long years ago.

Many long years ago, many long years ago.

The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be,
Many long years ago.

The old gray mare, she kicked on the whiffletree,
Kicked on the whiffletree, kicked on the whiffletree
The old gray mare, she kicked on the whiffletree
Many long years ago.

Many long years ago, many long years ago,

The old gray mare, she kicked on the whiffletree
Many long years ago.

Free Piano Sheet Music

The Old Gray Mare for Piano Solo

 

Video

Songs of America – The Old Gray Mare

 

 

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot a traditional American spiritual. It was written by Wallis Willis around 1862. It has become such a favorite, that it has been included in the list of Songs of the Century.

Lyrics
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

I look’d over Jordan
An’ what did I see,
Coming for to carry me home,
A band of angels comin’ after me,
Coming for to carry me home.

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

If you get there before I do,
Coming for to carry me home,
Tell all my friends I’m comin’ there too
Coming for to carry me home.

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

Free Sheet Music for Piano
This arrangement of  Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is for intermediate piano duet. It’s easy to play, and has an awesome Latin Jazz sound.

Download Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Piano Duet

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Video
Enjoy this 1909 recording of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Swing Low Sweet Chariot – Fisk Jubilee Singers (1909) on YouTube.com

Coventry Carol | Lyrics
Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.
Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we sing
By, by, lully, lullay.

Herod the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His men of might, in his own sight,
All children young to slay.

That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!
And ever morn and day,
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

 

Coventry Carol | Free Sheet Music
This free printable arrangement of Coventry Carol is perfect for the intermediate piano student

Download Coventry Carol for Easy Piano

 

Coventry Carol | Video
Here’s a few video you might enjoy. Haley Westenra in particular gives a wonderful performance of the old English carol.

Coventry Carol | Westminster Cathedral Choir
Hayley Westenra | The Coventry Carol

Twelve Days of Christmas | Free Sheet Music
Here’s an easy version of Twelve Days of Christmas that you can print for free. It’s perfect for the young piano student with about 2-4 years of experience, for adults interested in playing some easy Christmas music for piano solo.

Download Twelve Days of Christmas for Piano

Twelve Days of Christmas | Lyrics
On the first day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.
Get more lyrics…

Twelve Days of Christmas | Video
Here’s a recording of Alvin and the Chipmunks singing Twelve Days of Christmas (no motion).
Alvin and The Chipmunks – Twelve Days of Christmas

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