Friday, July 4, 2014

My Country 'Tis of Thee -Postcard Friendship Friday #127

The melody of the patriotic song My Country Tis of Thee--also known as America, is actually the same as God Save the Queen,the national anthem of the United Kingdom, arranged by composer Thomas Arne. 

Before 1931, when The Star Spangled Banner was adopted as the official American anthem, My Country Tis of Thee was considered one of the "de facto" national anthems of the United States. I have an ancient songbook with this song inside.  There are verses I'd never heard sung before.  From my research I discovered there are many versions of this song.  It would be fun to find them all.

Have a great weekend, dear friends!  Happy Fourth of July!  I'm sure we "noisy" Americans will be setting off firecrackers all weekend long!

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Postcardy said...

Cute card! That same tune has also been used in other countries with different words.

lemondedis said...

this is too cute ! i shared the link here :

Terry and Linda said...

That is a really cute card!!!