You're a Grand Old Flag

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Music and Lyrics by George Michael Cohan

VERSE 1

D7        G               D7              G               D7 
There's a feeling comes a-stealing and it sets my brain a-reeling,

         G                Em         A7       D7 
When I'm list'ning to the music of a military band.

    G                 D7             G              D7 
Any tune like "Yankee Doodle" simply sets me off my noodle,

          E7   Am   E7        Am      A7      D7   G 
It's that patriotic something that no one can understand.

                                        E7       A7 
"Way down South in the land of cotton," melody untiring,

      D7     G 
Ain't that inspiring!

                      Em       C   G 
Hurrah! Hurrah! We'll join the jubilee,

    D7                        G 
And that's going some for the Yankees, by gum!

E7 
Red, White, and Blue,

Am 
I am for you,

A7                        D7 
Honest you're a grand old flag.

         G     C   G 
You're a grand old flag,

D7       G       D7   G 
You're a high-fly-ing flag,

D7     G D7    G     D7 
And forever in peace may you wave.

                         G    D7 G 
You're the emblem of the land I  love,

    A7                       D7 
The home of the free and the brave.

      G     C     G    D7    G           D7     G 
Ev'ry heart beats true under Red, White,___ and Blue,

              E7               Am 
Where there's never a boast or brag;

 D          G                 D7 
"But should auld acquaintance be forgot,"

          A7         C     D7  G 
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

VERSE 2

D7     G             D7           G                  D7 
I'm no cranky, hanky panky, I'm a dead square honest Yankee,

        G               Em                 A7              D7 
And I'm mighty proud of that old flag that flies for Uncle Sam.

         G                D7           G             D7 
Though I don't believe in raving ev'ry time I see it waving,

          E7         Am    E7        Am       A7       D7     G 
There's a chill runs up my back that makes me glad I'm what I am.

                                       E7                  A7 
Here's a land with a million soldiers, that's if we should need 'em,

      D7        G 
We'll fight for freedom!

                     Em    C      G 
Hurrah! Hurrah!  For ev'ry Yankee Tar

    D7                G 
And old G.A.R., ev'ry stripe, ev'ry star,

E7 
Red, White, and Blue,

Am 
Hats off to you,

A7                         D7 
Honest, you're a grand old flag.

         G     C   G 
You're a grand old flag,

D7       G       D7   G 
You're a high-fly-ing flag,

D7     G D7    G     D7 
And forever in peace may you wave.

                         G    D7 G 
You're the emblem of the land I  love,

    A7                       D7 
The home of the free and the brave.

      G     C     G    D7    G           D7     G 
Ev'ry heart beats true under Red, White,___ and Blue,

              E7               Am 
Where there's never a boast or brag;

 D          G                 D7 
"But should auld acquaintance be forgot,"

          A7         C     D7  G 
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E7 E Minor G Major
Guitar A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E7 E Minor G Major
Mandolin A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E7 E Minor G Major
Piano A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E7 E Minor G Major
Ukulele A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E7 E Minor G Major