Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Thursday Thirteen 114: Patriotic Sing-A-Long

In honor of the upcoming Independence Day, here are thirteen patriotic songs of the United States of America. Feel free to sing along with me!

(Note: I had this done up before Janice posted her list last week. You'll note there are many differences between the two!)

Lincoln Portrait (Aaron Copland, nar. by Ken Anderson)

Links to other Thursday Thirteens:

Stephanie Adkins * Adelle Laudan * Alice Audrey
Alexia Reed * Maya Doyle * Mary Quast
Shelley Munro * AD * Harriet * Jill Conyers * Colleen
Inez Kelley * Pamela Kramer * Jamie Babette
Jennifer McKenzie * Paige Tyler * Janice Seagraves
Elise Logan * Julia Smith * Carleen * Storyteller
Devilish Southern Belle

(leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Stephanie Adkins said...

Wonderful list! Have a safe and happy 4th! *Hugs*

Maya Doyle said...

Great list! I'm right there with you on God Bless The USA--that song can totally make me tear up!

Mary Quast said...

Awesome! Happy 4th and Happy T13!

Alice Audrey said...

It's coming too fast for me! On the 4th I'll be on a plane to Baja.

Heather said...

Thanks Stephanie!

Maya - I have too great memories pertaining to this song. The first is from a rodeo attended when I was about 13--a lone female rider carried the flag round the arena on horseback as this song played--just as a train went by in the background. Talk about a slice of Americana. They could not have planned it any better! The second was when Greenwood performed it live here at Rhythm & Booms a few years ago, a crowd of thousands singing and swaying arm in arm. It was magic!

Mary - Happy 4th to you as well!

Alice - Baja?! Some people are sooo spoiled!

Shelley Munro said...

I live in New Zealand and know quite a few of these. :)

AD said...

great list!

My Thursday-13"

Adelle Laudan said...

Happy 4th of July!

Happy T13!

I am Harriet said...

Great list! Just put my flags out yesterday.

jillconyers said...

Great list. Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA is a favorite.

My T13 is here

Inez Kelley said...

I love George Cohan and his songs!

Pamela Kramer said...

Whoo Hoo! Love your list. Happy TT

Anonymous said...

Great list. Have a wonderful 4th of July!
Happy T13 :)

Jennifer Leeland said...

I love the Battle Hymn. It's one of my favs.

colleen said...

America the Beautiful is my favorite. I love Amazing Grace too.

Heather said...

Go Shelley! *G*

AD - Thank you!

Adelle - Thanks! I hope you had a good holiday as well.

Harriet - I live in an apartment, so nowhere to hang flags outside, but our local paper always prints a full-page flag for people to hang in their windows on the 4th.

Jill - Thank you. "God Bless the USA" seems to be a favorite among many!

Inez - Cohan rocks! *G*

Pamela - Thank you!

Jamie - A happy 4th to you as well! *G*

Paige Tyler said...

Great TT!


My TT is at

Elise Logan said...

fun list. I'd add Ballad of the Green Berets, because I love it. And, bizarrely patriotic, bordering on jingoistic, I'd add Metallica's Don't Tread on Me.

Julia Smith said...

Thanks for the Canada Day wishes, by the way!

Battle Hymn of the Republic is always a spine-tingler for me. I sang it with my choir one time, and always remember how awesome it felt to sing it.

Heather said...

Jennifer - "Battle Hymn of the Rupublic" can be quite moving, depending on the performance.

Colleen - Love "America the Beautiful" as well. I remember learning it in first grade.

Paige - Thank you!

Elisse - Can't say I'm familiar with the Metallica song, so I'll take your word on that one. ;)

Heather said...

Julia - You're welcome, and thanks for stopping by!

storyteller said...

Timely Topic! I've always been partial to A Grand Old Flag ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Devilish Southern Belle said...

I didn't have a clue there were so many patriotic songs...i only knew of the more popular ones. Great list.

Heather said...

Storyteller - Thanks,

Devilish - This is only a small selection of patriotic tunes. There are many, many more. Check out the NIEHS site for a longer list (and even that isn't comprehensive!):

NIEHS Patriotic Songs

Carleen said...

I got a late start today and just got my post up a few minutes ago; it's very similar to yours, LOL!

Here's my link: Carleen @ Life, Liberty, and Good Coffee

Janice said...


Yeah, well, I had no idea you were going to post patriotic songs too.

This time I post the thirteen colonies, it was perfect for a thirteen list.

Happy TT and happy Fourth of July.


Alexia Reed said...

Great list!

Heather said...

Carleen - Loved how you told the history behind many of our favorite patriotic songs. We had a lot of the same songs in common, too. GMTA! *g*

Janice - Ah, you know I love ya, hon. Just had to rib you a little, that's all. Plus half our choices were different! ;)

Alexia - Thank you! *g*