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America the Beautiful, This Land, God Bless America

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Mark Pedelty

on 27 September 2012

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Transcript of America the Beautiful, This Land, God Bless America

America the Beautiful Neil Young Bill and Gloria Gaither Zac Brown Band Thursday: "War All the Time" Perspectives:
As narrative?
As symbols? liturgical expectations
musical norms Failed Rituals God Bless America Whose song is this? This Land is Your Land Write a Political Song 1. take one card
2. write name on top
3. rewrite one verse or refrain
4. specify context for performance Compare "God Bless America" & "America the Beautiful" This is the Army Have you heard these words? How do they change the song's meaning?
Why do you think that they have been edited out of most versions? Musical Ritual as Political Debate (try to suspend dis/agreement in order to think about technique) This land is your land
This land is my land
From California
To the New York Island
From the redwood forest
To the Gulf Stream Waters
This land was made for you and me
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