New Raving Ravens Songs – Give Me America!, Let Me Know Beauty, Galop!

Enjoy practicing this song in preparation for our Fall concert and Veteran’s Day!

Give Me America

Give me America, land of the free, 

Where this is hope for all who would cherish liberty. 

Give me America, with her arms open wide, 

Welcoming all inside, where freedom rings. 

Give me America! Of America I sing. 

 

My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. 

Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, 

From ev’ry mountain-side let freedom ring!

 

Give me America, best place to be, 

Varied and beautiful, land of opportunity.

 

Part 1

Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, 

 

Part 2

Give me America, land of the pilgrim’s pride, 

 

Both Parts

From ev’ry mountain-side let freedom ring!

 

Give me America! Of America I sing. 

Give me America! Of America I sing; Let freedom ring!

(Part 1 Music)

(Part 2 Music)

(Both Parts with Music)

(Accompaniment)

Let Me Know Beauty

Let me know beauty in my mind, in my sight, 

Let it brighten my daytime, let it comfort my night, 

Let my mind know the beauty that the world has to give, 

O let me know beauty for as long as I live. 

 

Part 1 and Part 2

 

Let me see beauty through my eyes, through my heart, 

In the textures of nature, in the colors of art. 

Let my sight be wide open to a beautiful view, 

O when I see beauty I’ll see it through you. 

 

Let me hear beauty in the echoes of sound, 

From a chorus of voices as music surrounds. 

While the tones ring out sweetly and the rhythms beat strong, 

O when I hear beauty I’ll sing all day long. 

 

O let me see beauty, O let me hear beauty, 

That the world has to give, for as long as I live

Through a beautiful view, that I’ll see through you. 

When rhythms beat strong I will sing all day long. 

 

O let me know beauty, be it seen, be it heard, 

In a beautiful picture, in a beautiful word.

Let me know beauty’s power, let me know beauty’s ways.

O let me know beauty, let me hear beauty, 

O let me know beauty for all of my days.

(Soprano 1 Music)

(Alto 1 Music)

(Music with Both Parts)

(Accompaniment)

Galop

 

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti so la ti do do do 

 

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Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

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Re re re re — re la ti do ti la so — re re re re — re ri mi fi so so so

Re re re re — re la ti do ti la so — re re re re — re ri mi fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so WHEE!

 

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti so la ti do do do 

 

Mi la mi — do re mi re do ti la la la 

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Mi la mi — do re mi re do ti la la la 

Mi la mi — de re mi re mi fi so so so

Do so do — ti la— so fa mi re do ti la so!

 

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

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Re re re re — re la ti do ti la so — re re re re — re ri mi fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so fi so 

Si LA Key Change! WHEE!

 

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti la ti la so

So so so — do do do — mi mi mi — so so so 

Fa mi fa mi — re do re do — ti so la ti do 

 

SO SO SO SO so fi so la so fi so la 

So fi so la so fi so la so fi so la so fi so la so fi so la so fi so la 

so so la ti DO DO DO!

(Unison)

(Accompaniment)