The American Star (David Patillo White)

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  • (Posted 2006-07-19)  CPDL #12049:  Network.png
Editor: William Long (submitted 2006-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Find score under 'Sacred Harp' section

General Information

Title: American Star, The
Composer: David Patillo White

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 12 11. 12 11. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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The spirits of Washington, Warren, Montgom'ry,
Look down from the clouds with bright aspect serene
Come, soldiers, a tear and a toast to their mem'ry,
Rejoicing they'll see us as they once have been.
To us the high boon, by the Lord has been granted,
To spread the glad tidings of liberty far.
Let millions invade us, we'll meet them undaunted,
and conquer or die by the American Star.