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Tugboat Printshop: "America the Beautiful" Woodblock Print, Woodcut Print
Taking a look at this excerpt, it's easy to see the connection:. O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! At first, the lyrics of "America the Beautiful," were sung to the tune of popular folk songs like " Auld Lang Syne. Bates' lyrics were finally combined with Ward's melody and they were published together in , to form the version of the song we now know today.
Many artists have recorded their own renditions of this patriotic song, including Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey. Espie Estrella is a lyricist, songwriter, and member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Continue Reading.
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- "America the Beautiful," 1893.