Patriotic Songs for LOC Classes and Grade Level Performance Task Assessments

Courtesy of the National Institute of Environmental Health; Used with Permission.

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LYRICS

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GRADE SIX SEMESTER ONE

 

God Bless America (By Irving Berlin) Lyrics:

God bless America
Land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above

From the mountains, to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America
My home, sweet home
God bless America
My home, sweet home

MUSIC LINK: http://midkar.com/pat/god_bless_america_ps.mid

 

GRADE SIX SEMESTER ONE

 

America the Beautiful

Oh beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/america-the-beautiful/i...

 

GRADE SIX SEMESTER TWO

 

This Land is Your Land

By Woody Guthrie

This land is your land,
This land is my land,
From California
To the New York Island,
From the redwood forest,
To the Gulf stream waters,
This land was made for you and me.

Music: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/this-land/index.htm

 

GRADE SIX SEMESTER TWO

 

My Country Tis of Thee

Written by Samuel Francis Smith; the tune used for this song is "God Save the Queen", the British National Anthem.

My country tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim's pride!
From every mountain side,
Let freedom ring!

 

Music: https://www.8notes.com/school/midi/voice/my_country_tis_of_thee.mid

 

GRADE SEVEN SEMESTER ONE

 

Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

Music: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/yankee-doodle/index.htm

 

GRADE SEVEN SEMESTER ONE

 

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy

By George M. Cohan

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
Born on the Fourth of July.

I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart
She's my Yankee Doodle joy
Yankee Doodle came to London
Just to ride the ponies
I am the Yankee Doodle Boy.

Music: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/im-a-yankee/index.htm

 

GRADE SEVEN SEMESTER TWO

 

When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again

This song is credited to the Union Army bandmaster, Patrick S. Gilmore.

When Johnny comes marching home again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we'll all feel great,
When Johnny comes marching home.

MUSIC:  https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/johnny-comes-marching/i...

 

GRADE EIGHT SEMESTER ONE

 

The official Army song, based on "The Caissons Go Rolling Along" by Brigadier General E.L. Gruber.

First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation's might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle's won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.

Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army's on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where e'er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.

MUSIC: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/army-song/index.htm

 

GRADE EIGHT SEMESTER ONE

 

MARINE CORPS HYMN

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

MUSIC: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/marine-corps-hymn/index...

GRADE EIGHT SEMESTER ONE

 

OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER

Words and Music by Captain Robert Crawford ©1939 as the "Army Air Corps Song," reportedly renewed 1977 by the USAF.

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one heckuva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

MUSIC: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/off-we-go/index.htm

 

GRADE EIGHT SEMESTER ONE

 

ANCHORS AWEIGH

Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more,
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.

MUSIC: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/anchors-aweigh/index.htm

GRADE EIGHT SEMESTER ONE

 

SEMPER PARATUS (Coast Guard Hymn)

We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through howling gale and shot and shell,
To win our victory.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our pledge, our motto, too.
We're "Always Ready," do or die!
Aye! Coast Guard, we fight for you.

MUSIC: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/semper-paratus/index.htm

GRADE EIGHT SEMESTER TWO

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

By John Philip Sousa

Let martial note in triumph float
And liberty extend its mighty hand
A flag appears 'mid thunderous cheers,
The banner of the Western land.
The emblem of the brave and true
Its folds protect no tyrant crew;
The red and white and starry blue
Is freedom's shield and hope.
Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom's nation.

MUSIC: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/stars-and-stripes/index...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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