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Posted By: SharonA
01-Apr-02 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: Politically incorrect national anthems 2
Subject: RE: Politically incorrect national anthems 2
Jack's back! I've been missing your wit, sir! Indeed, it's quite ironic that a song Woody wrote as a sarcastic political statement is now sung in all seriousness (well, maybe not all the verses!) by the very groups Woody was targeting! By the way, did you mean to refer to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"? "America the Beautiful" was written by Katharine Lee Bates (lyrics) and Samuel Ward (tune).

Mrrzy: Yeah, I suppose my thread title is a bit of an oxymoron! LOL!