The Best American Patriotic Song

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  1. JacobFox

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    What does everyone think? The song that makes me cry is "Where were you" by Alan Jackson. I think it's the best because it doesn't create divisions and just asks everyone to come together and ease each others pain. It's probably the best song I can play on guitar too :)
     
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    Star Spangled Banner :D
     
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    "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot.
    Kidding, of course... or am I? :biggrin:
     
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    I guess I can't undertand much... but I am not looking for political debate. I just what was hoping there was some unification in our differences. I really wish we could love one another. I really do,
     
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    Are you high?
     
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    I've always liked "America The Beautiful." Simple, poetic, and MUCH easier to sing than "Star Spangled Banner."
     
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    Ray Charles version, yes! :smile:
     
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    There is an arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner in a lower key. It is set up so much people can sing it. The song was chosen as our national anthem to remind us of the great struggle and price that was paid to secure our freedom.
     
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    Ironically during an ill-advised war with Great Britain, one in which the damn Brits burned down Washington. :eek:
     
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    If it had not been fought, you'd be part of the United Kingdom. No thank you. Having to look at Camilla in the news would put me off my food.
     
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    Hitler's Nazi regime was big on patriotic songs. And so is Kim Jung-il in North Korea.
     
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    Huh? Are you talking about the War of 1812? It most certainly was NOT a war of necessity! James Madison gave in to the war hawks in the country. I think you may have it confused with the Revolutionary War. The Star Spangled Banner was composed after a battle for Baltimore, during the War of 1812. Great Britain was NOT trying to conquer the United States. Both France AND Britain were illegally messing with our shipping and merchants.
     
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    Without a doubt my favorite American patriotic song is "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". With all those Glory, glory, hallelujahs!, terrible swift swords, burnished rows of steel and crushing the serpents under heel, it just makes me want to go out and ring some terrorist's neck in the name of Manifest Destiny. And I'm not even an American.

    The best time I heard it played was at the end of the service for 911 in the Washington National Cathedral. As all the the leaders and ex-Presidents and Judges and Generals were marching out they played the Battle Hymn. OMG, Osama and old one eyed Omar must have known right then that there was going be some serious butt kicked down the road.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    I kind of enjoyed "I'm Proud to Be an American" when sung by Herbert the Pervert on Family Guy with about 100 boy scouts on stage behind him.
     
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    I've always been partial to Stars & Stripes Forever; it reminds me of childhood parades, sparklers on the dock of my grandmother's lakefront summer house in Moultonborough, NH and simpler times in general.
     
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    Get your fat ass back here! :tongue:
     
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    The Spangly Banner. :usa2:
    Liberty Bell.

    Serves you right! :biggrin1: And we want our tea back. :grumble:

    What's ur fave Brit tune in response? God Save the Queen, Land of Hope and Glory or Rule Britannia? hehehe.
     
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    "This Land Is Your Land"

    All other patriotic songs are tunes about war or are either blatant or cleverly disguised nationalist propaganda.
     
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    I'm surprised nobody mentioned 'born in the USA' by Neil Diamond.
     
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