A classic American patriotic sing- along. The lyrics were written by Kathrine Lee Bates in 1895 and published as a poem. The music was written by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward for a hymn of a different name. The lyrics and music were combined and published in 1910. I include this song at almost every show I perform as it is still a familiar and favorite sing-along. I hope you enjoy this simple arrangement and free MP3 download. "Please join me for our traditional patriotic sing-along, America, The Beautiful".