America The Beautiful

The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates.
The music was composed by Samuel A. Ward.

Stormy Surf on the Chesapeake Bay


Oh, beautiful for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain,

For purple mountain majesties,

Above the fruited plains.

America, America,

God shed his grace on thee

And crowned thy good with brotherhood,

From sea to shining sea.


Interstate Cloverleaf from the air.
Interstate Cloverleaf near the Detroit, Michigan airport taken from the air.


Man sticking out of Hayroll from postcard from Missouri Postcard from Missouri


View from tower at Put In Bay on Lake Erie View of Put-In Bay on Lake Erie taken from the Canadian Peace Memorial tower.


Wisconsin Landscape from air Wisconsin landscape coming into Green Bay airport.


Cut Rock along WVa Highway Cutaway of mountain in West Virginia.


New Point Comfort Lighthouse Mathews VA New Point Comfort Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay


Signed Rocks along Crystal Bay on Lake Erie Painted rocks along Crystal Bay on Lake Erie.


Mountain Range in West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains in West Virginia.



More Versions of this American favorite

Ray Charles with Lyrics

Gaither Vocal Band

NIEHS Kids Site


Jimmy Joe Lee

Willie Nelson and Neil Young with intro by Clint Eastwood

Barbara Steisand

LeAnn Rimes and the Boston Pops Orchestra

Elvis Presley



Page created September 17, 2007. Anne Pemberton. Updated Wednesday, November 24, 2010 . AP.

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