America the Beautiful

Chords and lyrics for America the Beautiful by Ray Charles

 
Oh beautiful, for heroes  
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proved,
In liberating strife,
 
Who more  
Edim 
than self,  
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our country  
Edim 
loved,
 
And mercy  
A# 
more than  
D# 
life,
 
America,  
A# 
America, may  
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God thy gold  
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refine,
Till all success be nobleness
 
And  
F 
every gain  
A# 
devined.
 
And you  
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know when I was in  
G# 
Fm7 
school,
 
We  
A# 
used to  
F 
sing 
 
 
Fm 
it something  
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like this,  
Gm 
listen 
 
here:
C# 
Oh 
 
 
G# 
beautiful, for spacious skies,
D# 
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties,
A#dim 
Above the fruited  
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plain,
 
But now wait  
A# 
a minute, I’m  
C#dim 
talking 
 
about
 
A# 
America, sweet  
D# 
America,
A#dim 
You know,  
Gm 
God 
 
 
D# 
done shed his  
Edim 
grace 
 
 
A# 
on 
 
thee,
 
He  
Fm 
crowned thy  
F 
good, yes he  
A# 
did, in a brotherhood,
D# 
From sea to shining  
Fm 
sea.
 
You  
A# 
know, 
 
 
D# 
I wish  
A# 
I had  
Fm 
somebody 
 
 
D# 
to help me sing this
 
(America,  
C# 
G# 
America, 
 
 
G# 
God shed  
D# 
his 
 
 
D#m 
grace 
 
 
D# 
on 
 
 
A# 
thee)
 
America, I love you  
D# 
America, 
 
 
A#dim 
you 
 
see,
A# 
My God  
D# 
he done shed his  
G# 
grace 
 
 
A# 
on 
 
 
D# 
thee,
 
And  
A# 
you oughta love  
D# 
him 
 
 
G# 
for 
 
it,
 
Cause he, he, he, he, crowned  
D# 
thy 
 
good,
 
He  
A# 
told me  
Adim 
he would, with brotherhood,
D# 
(From sea to  
G# 
shining 
 
sea).
 
Oh Lord, oh  
D# 
Lord, I thank you Lord
(Shining sea).