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"Free America"
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Beginners syncopation and intervals brings the focus on history
and vocabulary of the American Revolution.

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  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - music: Traditional, words: Joseph Warren

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: AABa

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta (ti) ti |
    | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ta (ti) ti |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: beginners: m3: Re/Fa, Re\Ti, Fa\Re; P4: So/Do\So; P5: So\Do, Do/So

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, expression: with spirit, dynamic: forte/loud, syncopation

  • Key Words: USA history, American Revolution, American Colonial Song, patriotic song, American Revolutionary Song; world geography: Europe: France; Spain; Athens, Greece; Rome, Italy; science, seat, mistress, glories, scarce, tomb, rights, stoop, lawless, sway, oppose, North America, freedom, hither, desert, smiled, paradise, pleasure, harvest, snatch, torn, tyrants, beneath, western, dominion, liberty, freemen, God bless, maiden climate, through, cast, domain, hosts, heroes cluster, scorn, blast, venal, sycophants, betray, assert, yourselves, brave, proud disdain, wretch, ensnare, vain, array, reigns, masters, laws, subject, isles, ocean, spread, tremble, obey, prince; contractions: we're (we are) , we'd (we would); abbreviation: pow'r (power), o'er (over); possessive: earth's , freedom's

 
 

"Free America"


       
 
1.
That seat of science, Athens,
And earth's proud mistress, Rome,
Where now are all their glories?
We scarce can find a tomb.
Then guard your rights, Americans,
Nor stoop to lawless sway,
Oppose, oppose, oppose, oppose
For North America.
 
 
2.

We led fair Freedom hither,
And lo! the desert smiled,
A paradise of pleasure
Was opened to the world;
Your harvest, bold Americans,
No pow'r shall snatch away,
Huzza, huzza, huzza
For free America.

 
  3.

Torn from a world of tyrants
Beneath this western sky
We formed a new dominion,
A land of liberty;
The world shall own we're freemen here,
And such will ever be,
Huzza, huzza, huzza,
For love and liberty.

 
  4.

God bless this maiden climate,
And through her vast domain
May hosts of heroes cluster
That scorn to wear a chain.
And blast the venal sycophants
Who dare our rights betray;
Assert yourselves, yourselves, yourselves
For brave America.

 
  5. Lift up your hearts, my heroes,
And swear with proud disdain,
The wretch that would ensnare you
Shall spread his net in vain;
Should Europe empty all her force,
We'd meet them in array,
And shout huzza, huzza, huzza
For brave America.
 
  6.

The land where freedom reigns shall still
Be masters of the main,
In giving laws and freedom
To subject France and Spain;
And all the isles o'er ocean spread
Shall tremble and obey,
The prince who rules by Freedom's laws
In North America.

 
       


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