My Country 'Tis of Thee

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Traditional Music
Lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith

VERSE 1

G  Em   Am   D    
My country! 'tis of thee,

G     Em   Am G    Em 
Sweet land of liberty!

Am G    D G 
Of thee I sing;

  
Land where my fathers died,

D7 
Land of the pilgrims' pride,

G                        
From ev'ry mountainside 

C   G   D7  G 
Let freedom ring! 

  
VERSE 2

G  Em Am  D 
My native country, thee,

G    Em Am  G     Em 
Land of the noble free,

Am  G    D G 
Thy name I love;

  
I love thy rocks and rills,

D7 
Thy woods and templed hills,

G 
My heart with rapture thrills,

C    G    D7 G 
Like that above. 

  
VERSE 3

G   Em Am D 
Let music swell the breeze,

G   Em   Am   G       Em     
And ring from all the trees 

Am    G   D     G 
Sweet freedom's song;

  
Let mortal tongues awake;

D7 
Let all that breathe partake;

G 
Let rocks their silence break,

C   G     D7 G 
The sound prolong. 

  
VERSE 4

G   Em Am    D 
Our fathers' God! to thee,

G Em   Am G    Em 
Author of liberty,

Am G    D  G 
To Thee we sing;

  
Long may our land be bright,

D7 
With freedom's holy light,

G 
Protect us by Thy might,

C     G    D7  G 
Great God, our King.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Guitar A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Mandolin A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Piano A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Ukulele A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major