The Power and the Glory of America: Royal Song of the Day 9/8/2011

America is a great nation. Duchess Susanna is writing this post on 9/7, imagining that with the recent gathering of politicians, the morning news on 9/8 will be filled with rhetoric about the grandeur of this great country.

So, how about a peaceful song, to celebrate what is truly great about America?

“The Power and the Glory” by Phil Ochs is The Royal Song of the Day for Thursday, September 8th. You can find the lyrics in the Rise Up Singing Songbook on page 3.

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An excerpt:

Yet, she’s only as rich as the
poorest of the poor
Only as free as a padlocked prison door
Only as strong as our love for this land
Only as tall as we stand

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The Royal Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.

If you like one of these songs, please consider learning it yourself and/or teaching it to some friends. Peace through music.

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