America (Ralph E. Hoyt)

“America” Sheet Music (pdf).
“America” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Ralph E. Hoyt.
Tune: “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee).”


Our Country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of knavery,
Of thee we sing!
Sweet land of Jobs and Rings,
And various crooked things:
Our social system brings
Full many a sting.

Our boodlers sometimes flee
Far off to Canada
To save their bacon.
But thousands more, we fear,
Will still continue here,
Each other’s hearts to cheer
With hopes unshaken.

Land of the great defaulter,
Of knaves who need the halter,
Where gold is king,
Land where fond hopes have died,
Where demagogues reside,
Monopolies preside
And mis’ry bring.

We love thy rocks and rills,
But not thy bitter ills:
And griefs that follow.
Thy boasts of “equal rights,”
Made through thy leading lights,
In rhetoric proud fights
Are somewhat hollow.

Sweet Land, sweet Liberty,
Let Truth and Justice be
Allowed full sway.
When none shall toil in vain,
Monopolies cease to reign,
No heart be pierced with pain
By cruel wrong.

Land of true liberty,
We’ll sound loud praise to thee
In cheerful song.
Then will the oppressed arise,
The dawn salute all eyes,
Souls swell with glad surprise:
God speed the day!


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