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Lyr Req: 'Said Washington to Betsy Ross'

GUEST 30 Jan 13 - 10:53 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 30 Jan 13 - 11:50 AM
GUEST,999 30 Jan 13 - 05:46 PM
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GUEST,999 30 Jan 13 - 06:26 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Said Washington to Betsy Ross'
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 10:53 AM

I have the first two verses. 3rd verse: it starts "She made the"
Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Said Washington to Betsy Ross'
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 11:50 AM

Score available at Hymnary.org: How Betsy Made The Flag.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Said Washington to Betsy Ross'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 05:46 PM

She made the flag as we all know with stitches strong and neat,
And neither on the land or sea has that flag met defeat;
The Stars and Stripe shall ever above our country wave,
Our land of truth and freedom and the homeland of the brave.

With thanks to Mick.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Said Washington to Betsy Ross'
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 06:19 PM

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Said Washington to Betsy Ross'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 06:26 PM

The Stars and Stripe shall ever above our country wave,

That should have been Stripes, and without having heard the melody, I think it would scan better if ever was turned into evermore.

And you are welcome. (Mick did the heavy lifting.)


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Subject: ADD: How Betsy Made the Flag (C. Austin Miles)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 07:35 PM

HOW BETSY MADE THE FLAG
(C. Austin Miles)

Said Washington to Betsy Ross, "A flag our nation needs,
To lead our valiant soldiers on to high and noble deeds.
Now can you make one for us?" To which she made reply,
"I am not certain if I can; At least I'll gladly try."

CHORUS:
So she took some red for the blood they shed,
Some white for purity,
Some stars so bright from the sky overhead,
Some blue for loyalty;
And sewed them all together,
For loyal hearts and true;
And hand in hand as one we stand
For the red, the white and the blue.

Said Betsy Ross to Washington, "Your country's flag behold!"
And through his tear-dimmed eyes he saw the Stars and Stripes unfold.
Then to his breast he clasped it, and looked to heaven above.
"Oh may it ever stand," he cried, "For right and truth and love."

She made the flag as we all know with stitches strong and neat,
And neither on the land or sea has that flag met defeat;
The Stars and Stripes shall ever above our country wave,
Our land of truth and freedom and the homeland of the brave.

from Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal‎, copyright 1915, Hall-Mack Company

Copied mostly from This Collection of jingoistic flag songs, with my corrections.


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