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America the Beautiful (American Patriotic Song)

"America the Beautiful" Important Facts:
  • "America the Beautiful" is an American patriotic song.
  • Words were written by Katharine Lee Bates.
  • Music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward.
  • The words to the song were initially written as a poem called "Pikes Peak", first published 1895.
  • The words and music were published together as "America the Beautiful" in 1910.
The video below shows Ray Charles Live At The McCallum Theater (1991) playing "America the Beautiful". Ray Charles is acknowledged as one of the greatest performers of this song.



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