My attempt at writing a patriotic song. The words are mine; the melody is my arrangement of the traditional Welsh song The bells of Aberdovey. Scored with female chorus in mind, but could be suited to male chorus by transposing to 2 #s in the bass clef, which would put it in the baritone range. This file and score give a suggested instrumental accompaniment; there is also an a cappella version on this web site at:
[Note; slightly revised version posted here 6/25/2012]
For convenience, here are the lyrics:
by Jon Corelis
Each and all join in the stream,
separate though we may seem,
to follow after freedom’s dream
beyond the sunset’s gleaming.
Always onward to freedom;
our country is a gift of love
we all make with our dreaming.
Joyously and unafraid,
we strengthen one another.
Our land is always being made:
adventure is her mother.
Though hatred throws its dreadful shade,
though ev’ry truth may seem betrayed,
though leaders pass and riches fade,
our power is each other.
freedom is our nation;
as long as one free person lives,
the dream will never die.