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John Wayne Why I Love America
"America America God Shed His Grace On Thee"

You Ask Me Why I Love Her?
Well Give Me Time And I'll Explain
Have You Seen A Kansas Sunset Or An Arizona Rain?

Have You Drifted On A Bayou Down Louisiana Way?
Have You Watched The Cold Fog Drifting Over San Francisco Bay?

Have You Heard A Bobwhite Calling In The Carolina Pines?
Or Heard The Bellow Of A Diesel In The Appalachia Mines?

Does The Call Of Niagara Thrill You When You Hear Her Waters Roar?
Do You Look With Awe And Wonder At A Massachusetts Shore

Where Men Who Braved A Hard New World First Stepped On Plymouth Rock?
And Do You Think Of Them When You Stroll Along A New York City Dock?

Have You Seen A Snowflake Drifting In The Rockies Way Up High?
Have You Seen The Sun Come Blazing Down From A Bright Nevada Sky?

Do You Hail To The Columbia As She Rushes To The Sea
Or Bow Your Head At Gettysburg In Our Struggle To Be Free?

Have You Seen The Mighty Tetons?

Have You Watched An Eagle Soar?

Have You Seen The Mississippi Roll Along Missouri's Shore?

Have You Felt A Chill At Michigan When On A Winters Day
Her Waters Rage Along The Shore In A Thunderous Display?

Does The Word "Aloha" Make You Warm?
Do You Stare In Disbelief
When You See The Surf Come Roaring In At Waimea Reef?

From Alaska's Gold To The Everglades From The Rio Grande To Maine
My Heart Cries Out My Pulse Runs Fast At The Might Of Her Domain

You Ask Me Why I Love Her?
I've A Million Reasons Why
My Beautiful America Beneath God's Wide Wide Sky

"And Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood From Sea To Shining Sea"

John Wayne



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, Impassioned Stress
A Thoroughfare For Freedom Beat
Across The Wilderness!

America! America!

God Mend Thine Every Flaw
Confirm Thy Soul in Self-Control
Thy Liberty In Law

O Beautiful For Heroes Proved
In Liberating Strife
Who More Than Self Their Country Loved
And Mercy More Than Life!

America! America!

May God Thy Gold Refine
Till All Success Be Nobleness
And Ev'ry Gain Divine

O Beautiful For Patriot Dream
That Sees, Beyond The Years
Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam
Undimmed By Human Tears!

America! America!

God Shed His Grace On Thee
And Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood
From Sea To Shining Sea

By Katharine Lee Bates



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