My Country Tis of Thee- Free Sheet Music

American FlagThis document contains the words, lyrics, and music to the traditional patriotic song, "My Country 'Tis of Thee." You can view the music or download the individual parts arranged for standard concert band instrumentation.

Free Sheet Music For The Traditional Patriotic Melody, "My Country 'Tis of Thee"

This document contains the words, lyrics, and music to the traditional patriotic song, "My Country 'Tis of Thee." You can view the music or download the individual parts arranged for standard concert band instrumentation.

Prior to the acceptance of "The Star Spangled Banner" as the national anthem of the United States, "My Country Tis of Thee" was widely regarded as the national anthem throughout the late 1800's. The song is based on the national anthem of Great Britain, "God Save the Queen" , but uses lyrics written by Rev. Samuel Francis Smith in 1831.

From a musical standpoint this song is useful for teaching several musical concepts. My Country Tis of Thee has tied notes in measure two and four. Other useful concepts include 3/4 time, dotted half notes, and repeat signs.

 PLEASE NOTE:  THE COMPOSER AT THE TOP OF THE SHEET MUSIC WAS ENTERED INCORRECTLY.  THIS WAS NOT WRITTEN BY JS BACH.  

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The Lyrics (Words) To "My Country Tis of Thee"

My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!


My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.


Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.


My father's God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King.

About The Author
Chad Criswell

Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools.  His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print.  He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.


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  • Guest - Jena Dickey

    Please make a correction on your composer/arranger line. J. S. Bach did not write this melody. It is of unknown origin, presumably written in England about 100 years after his death. This is misleading people who believe in what you have posted.

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  • Guest - Jena Dickey

    Please make a correction on your composer/arranger line. J. S. Bach did not write this melody. It is of unknown origin, presumably written in England about 100 years after his death. This is misleading people who believe in what you have posted.

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  • Guest - Chad Criswell

    You're right! I have no idea how, when, or why I put Bach down on the composer line when I was writing out this piece. I did a lot of them in one short period of time last year and I must have messed this one up. It will take me a while to make the changes as the original files are not accessible at the moment. I will make the change as soon as possible. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

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  • Guest - Chad Criswell

    You're right! I have no idea how, when, or why I put Bach down on the composer line when I was writing out this piece. I did a lot of them in one short period of time last year and I must have messed this one up. It will take me a while to make the changes as the original files are not accessible at the moment. I will make the change as soon as possible. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

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  • Guest - Jena Dickey

    Thanks, Chad. Don't feel bad. We have all cut-n-pasted incorrectly at one time or another! Thanks for your efforts to make a lot of music available on the web. Admirable job. ~ Jena

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  • Guest - Jena Dickey

    Thanks, Chad. Don't feel bad. We have all cut-n-pasted incorrectly at one time or another! Thanks for your efforts to make a lot of music available on the web. Admirable job. ~ Jena

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  • Guest - Anna Russell

    Hi chad, please email me..... i was just wondering if you had the sheet of music for the flute please...... send me it before the 14 of December that's my concert is....... If i dont have it back by then i wont be able to play this lovely song.....Please get back to me a soon as possible<br /><br />-Anna

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