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Repeat after me

During World War I, songwriter Irving Berlin wrote an American patriotic song that never found it’s way into circulation. When America was once again facing a conflict that would become World War II in 1938, Berlin rewrote the song. It was first performed by singer Kate Smith. Here’s how Smith introduced the song:

“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. “

And then she sang Berlin’s great song, “God Bless America”. Don’t let this week go by without singing, or at least reading this aloud. More than once is ok… Don’t let this opportunity to teach your kids or grandkids the glory of this as well.

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
God bless America
My home, sweet home

Happy Fourth of July!

Wanna see what it was like back then?

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One thought on “Repeat after me

  1. Haddox, you have brung a tear to these eyes. While growing up my family heard this song every week by Kate Smith
    Thanks!!!

    Posted by h | July 2, 2019, 12:361:11 pm

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