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  • amerika'nin resmi marsi star spangled banner'i genelde askerler kullanirlar. 1931'de kabul edilen bu marsi amerikalilarin cogu ezbere bilmez, kendilerine yakin da bulmazlar cunku icinde america lafi gecmez bile. daha once kullanilan "america, the beautiful" ise cok buyuk kesimin milli mars kabul edip soyledigi bir eserdir, filmlerde kullanilan mars budur, beyaz saray torenlerinde bile kullanilir.

    o 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.

    o beautiful for pilgrim feet,
    whose stern impassion'd stress
    a thoroughfare for freedom beat
    across the wilderness.
    america! america! god men thine ev'ry flaw,
    confirm thy soul in self-control,
    thy liberty in law.

    o beautiful for heroes prov'd
    in liberating strife,
    who more than self their country loved,
    and mercy more than life.
    america! america! may god thy gold refine
    till all success be nobleness,
    and ev'ry grain divine.

    o beautiful for patriot dream
    that sees beyond the years.
    thine alabaster cities gleam,
    undimmed by human tears.
    america! america! god shed his grace on thee,
    and crown thy good with brotherhood,
    from sea to shining sea.
  • frank sinatra tarafından da yorumlanmıştır.
  • yurtseverlik temalı bir amerikan halk şarkısı. şarkının sözleri katharine lee bates tarafından yazılırken, müziği samuel a. ward tarafından bestelenmiştir. bates, bu sözleri aslında 1895 yılında "pikes peak" adında bir şiir olarak kaleme almıştır. şarkı, abd'de halen en iyi bilinen yurtsever şarkılardan biridir. özellikle ray charles yorumu müthiştir. sözleri şöyledir;

    oh beautiful, for heroes proved,
    in liberating strife,
    who more than self, their country loved,
    and mercy more than life,
    america, america, may god thy gold refine,
    till all success be nobleness
    and every gain devined.
    and you know when i was in school,
    we used to sing it something like this, listen here:
    oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
    for amber waves of grain,
    for purple mountains majesty,
    above the fruited plain,
    but now wait a minute, i'm talking about
    america, sweet america,
    you know, god done shed his grace on thee,
    he crowned thy good, yes he did, with brotherhood,
    from sea to shining sea.
    you know, i wish i had somebody to help me sing this
    (america, america, god shed his grace on thee)
    america, i love you america, you see,
    my god he done shed his grace on thee,
    and you oughta love him for it,
    cause he, he, he, he, crowned thy good,
    you know he gave us brotherhood,
    (from sea to shining sea).
    oh lord, oh lord, i thank you lord
    (shining sea).

    ray charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xk1p1913y0

    bon jovi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06_xttzll34

    annie karto - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0bs9zvm8gq

    beyonce - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yamydqjmdty