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Posted: 6/20/2003 8:29:15 PM EDT
I'm putting together a CD to celebrate our birthday on the 4th. What's your favorite patriotic song? My pick is "America the Beautiful." Don't care who sings/performs it, it's a great song.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:31:40 PM EDT
"DIXIE"
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:40:52 PM EDT
...Taps...
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:46:57 PM EDT
Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:48:23 PM EDT
"Bonnie Blue Flag"
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:49:39 PM EDT
That famous Whitney Houston rendition of the Anthem is pretty awsome(got it on tape). Ray Charles singin America is pretty damn good too. Both make me feel good, and proud.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:59:20 PM EDT
Ragged Old Flag, Johnny Cash
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:03:02 PM EDT
Star Spangled Banner Song for America - Kansas
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:06:10 PM EDT
SGT. MacKenzie from weweresoldiers!
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:09:49 PM EDT
"Dont Tread On Me" Metallica [headbang]
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 11:13:45 PM EDT
I have several: Hymn to the Fallen Freedom isn't Free God Bless the USA
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 11:35:11 PM EDT
God Bless The USA - Lee Greenwood Pledge Of Allegiance (w/ UNDER GOD) National Anthem Song For America - Kansas
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 11:46:38 PM EDT
I was always partial to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 12:14:32 AM EDT
I also like "Onward Christian Soldiers". Nice little number for all that animosity in the middle east.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 12:26:53 AM EDT
If you do make a CD, please IM me. I will pay for a copy..That would be cool.. Anyway, to stay on topic: God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood Angry American (Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue) - Toby Keith The 4 Service Songs done to honor our men and women in the various services (I get real emotional when they play those and our vets stand up when their song is played) There's another Angry American song done by Merle Haggard that's pretty cool.. Charlie Daniels also does a pro-America song and the title slips my mind right now...(The one where he says he's gonna keep his guns and have his fun) Star Spangled Banner And the new song out by Aaron Tippin (my mind is blank on that name too)..Did ya'll know he's an FFL in Tennessee? Owns a gunshop... When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again always gives me chills too for some odd reason. Watch the HBO movie called "The Second Civil War" and see Americans fighting Americans and you will see why it gives me chills...
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 12:37:01 AM EDT
Barry Sadler - Ballad Of The Green Berets Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans There's a touching recording of a man telling the origin of the national anthem and then he sings it. I can't think of the guy but maybe someone here knows. It seems someone posts a link to download it every year around this time. [img]edjones7.home.mchsi.com/line.gif[/img] [url=www.nra.org][b][red]NRA[/red][/url] [url=www.nra.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][b][red]GOA[/red] [/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.saf.org][red]SAF[/red][/url] [url=www.saf.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][red]SAS[/red][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/b][/url]
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 12:39:28 AM EDT
Stars and stripes forever...
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Originally Posted By superdav: "Dont Tread On Me" Metallica [headbang]
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Very, very good one. I was gonna say the same..... edited cause im an idiot who cant spell
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 1:35:26 AM EDT
There's another Angry American song done by Merle Haggard that's pretty cool..
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"Walking on the fighting side of me"
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 3:47:49 AM EDT
PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW IM FREE, AND I WON'T FORGET THE MEN WHO DIED WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME !
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 4:19:21 AM EDT
Lee Greenwood's version of America the Beautiful is my favorite. I played it after 9-11 and the part where he sings "Oh beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years/Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears" made me bawl like a baby.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 4:30:49 AM EDT
[b]Your Favorite Patriotic Song...[/b] America the Beautiful (It should be the National Anthem!)
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Link Posted: 6/21/2003 5:45:25 AM EDT
God Bless America Battle Hymn of the Republic Stars and Stripes Forever Angry American by Toby Keith Have You Forgotten by D. Worley
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 5:51:39 AM EDT
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I was never a Kate Smith fan, but I have to give a big Amen to Ray Charles' America. That has to be Numero Uno in my book. America the Beautiful, and dunno if it is considered "Patriotic", but I also love to hear the Navy's Men's Chorus singing "Eternal Father" (aka the "Navy Hymn"). If that doesn't send shivers down your spine! I like all the George M. Cohen patriotic tunes (She's a Grand Old Flag, Yankee Doodle Dandy,etc). Don't forget the Glen Miller Orchestra playing American Patrol. I like hearing a recitation of "High Flight" which all airmen should be able to recite from memory. I will quote here if you will kindly indulge me: High Flight Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds--and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of--wheeled and soared and swung Hung in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious, burning blue I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. by RCAF Flight-Lieutenant John Gillespie Magee, Jr., shortly before his death at age 19.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 5:57:10 AM EDT
Star Spangled Banner Marine Corp Hymn
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 6:09:08 AM EDT
"Fightin Side of Me" -Merle Haggard
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 4:35:39 PM EDT
Onward Christian Soldiers, mentioned before, one of my top 10 hymns. But also consider: Battle Hymn of the Republic When Johnny Come Marching Home Stars & Stripes Forever National Emblem March (which all through has snippets of Star Spangled Banner interwoven) One of the most beautiful arrangements of America the Beautiful is the one by Carmen Dragon, who was at that time the conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra. He was the next door neighbor of the Wilson family (the Beach Boys) and taught Brian Wilson music theory and harmony. He was also the father of Darrel Dragon, who was the "Captain" in The Captain and Tenille.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 4:53:24 PM EDT
America by Ray Charles God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood Angry American- Toby Keith just to name a few.............. also like the Navy hymn "Eternal Father,strong to save"
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 5:08:23 PM EDT
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"Fanfare for the Common Man" [url]http://memory.loc.gov/cocoon/patriotism/loc.natlib.ihas.200000006/[/url] "Fanfare for the Common Man" was certainly Copland's best known concert opener. He wrote it in response to a solicitation from Eugene Goosens for a musical tribute honoring those engaged in World War II. Goosens, conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, originally had in mind a fanfare "... for Soldiers, or for Airmen or Sailors" and planned to open his 1942 concert season with it. Aaron Copland later wrote, "The challenge was to compose a traditional fanfare, direct and powerful, yet with a contemporary sound." To the ultimate delight of audiences Copland managed to weave musical complexity with popular style. He worked slowly and deliberately, however, and the piece was not ready until a full month after the proposed premier. To Goosens' surprise Copland titled the piece "Fanfare for the Common Man" (although his sketches show he also experimented with other titles such as "Fanfare for a Solemn Ceremony" and "Fanfare for Four Freedoms"). Fortunately Goosens loved the work, despite his puzzlement over the title, and decided with Copland to preview it on March 12, 1943. As income taxes were to be paid on March 15 that year, they both felt it was an opportune moment to honor the common man. Copland later wrote, "Since that occasion, 'Fanfare' has been played by many and varied ensembles, ranging from the U.S. Air Force Band to the popular Emerson, Lake, and Palmer group ... I confess that I prefer 'Fanfare' in the original version, and I later used it in the final movement of my Third Symphony." listen: [url]http://lcweb2.loc.gov/natlib/ihas/service/patriotic/100010429/100010429.mp3[/url]
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