American Songs

National Anthem

The Star Spangled Banner was established as the National Anthem by Congress on March 3, 1931.  Written by Francis Scott Key after the Battle of Baltimore in 1814.

Amazing Grace

Lyrics written by Englishman John Newton in 1772.  The lyrics were inspired by Newton’s experience in the slave trade and his redemption.  Music by American William Walker in 1835.

My Country Tis’ of Thee

Written by Samuel Francis Smith in 1832.

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Written by Julia Ward Howe in 1861.

America the Beautiful

Lyrics written by Katherine Lee Bates in 1893.  Music by Samuel A. Ward.

Armed Forces Medley

Navy – Anchors Aweigh written by Lt. Charles Zimmerman and Midshipman Alfred Miles in 1906.

Air Force – Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder written by Robert Crawford 1938.

Marines – The Marines’ Hymn by unknown writer.  Adopted by the Marine Corp in 1929.

Coast Guard –  Semper Paratus – Original lyrics written by Captain Francis S. Van Boskerck between 1922 and 1927.

Army – The Caisson Song written by Edmund Gruber during World War I.

God Bless America

Written by Irving Berlin in 1938.

God Bless the U.S.A.

Written by Lee Greenwood in 1983.

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