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GUEST,Phil d'Conch Lyr Add: We Are Americans Too (8) Lyr Add: We Are Americans Too 07 Jul 21


Did a title search first. The only thing that came back was – BS: Name for people from USA. Boy howdy!

We Are Americans Too
(Andy Razaf, Eubie Blake, C.L. Cooke, 1941)*

Nat King Cole version, 1956

“By the record we've made
And the parts that we've played
We are Americans too.

By the pick and the plow
And the sweat of our brow
We are Americans too.

We have given up our blood and bone
Helped to lay the nation's cornerstone
None have loved Old Glory more than we
Or have shown a greater loyalty.

Bunker Hill to the Rhine
We've been right there in line
Serving the red, white and blue
All our future is here
Everything we hold dear
We are Americans too.

[2x]
Some where out there in the parade
Loudly, proudly and undismayed
We'll be singing this song
Many million strong
We are Americans, loyal Americans
We are Americans too.”

*Couldn't find the 1941 sheet music in the usual sources. The above transcribed from Let Freedom Sing (The Music of the Civil Rights Movement), Time Life, CD Box set, 80051-D, 2009, Disc 1, trk 10, Nat King Cole.

Note: I suspect the bit about “...to the Rhine” was added/changed by Cole after WWII.


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