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PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

AmericanStudier: I was as struck as Katharine Lee Bates by the natural grandeur of the western US when I visited there. But America's most inspiring beauty is in the critical patriot dreams of figures like Douglass & Wells, & the activisms through which they & so many others fought for that US.

Neil_McNeil: ME: Wait, what color were the waves of grain? KATHARINE LEE BATES WRITING AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL:

michael71massey: This is what they do ALL THE TIME while their fellow Americans suffer and die of poverty. This is the "America" that the GOP is afraid of losing. This needs to change NOW. We can build America as envisioned by Katharine Lee Bates, undimmed by human tears. People before profits.

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

megannr1228: How about we make "America the Beautiful" our new national anthem? -Talks about beautiful landscape and ideals, not explosions -Written by Katharine Lee Bates, who was a scholar and activist -The music is objectively prettier -A neat song

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PalmerLandTrust: Katharine Lee Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, wrote the poem 'Pikes Peak' in 1893. In 1910, the words were combined with music written by Samuel A. Ward and published as 'America the Beautiful'. We…

kylekite: “O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, Till all success be nobleness, And every gain divine!” —Katharine Lee Bates

EasternSunset9: Bedtime Story: America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates & Illustrated by Wendell Minor

HillBeverlyhill: The song, “America the Beautiful," was based on a poem written by the professor, poet, and writer, Katharine Lee Bates, during an 1893 trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Such a better song than a drunken tune with words made during a war.

MietteRex: America - A Poem for July 4 (original 1893) Katharine Lee Bates “O beautiful for halcyon skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the enameled plain! America! America! God shed His grace…

MartyEverson: America! America! God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea! God mend thine every flaw, confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law! TEXT: Katharine Lee Bates America, the Beautiful

myfavbluehoodie: Perhaps we should have a national anthem not written by a slave owner? May I suggest ‘America the Beautiful’ by Katharine Lee Bates?

FowlScott: “America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shinning sea!” ~Katharine Lee Bates

charlesapple: Wellesley English teacher Katharine Lee Bates had taken off for the summer of 1893 to teach a summer assignment in Colorado Springs.

JaredNG: O beautiful for glory-tale Of liberating strife, When once or twice, for man's avail, Men lavished precious life! America! America! God shed His grace on thee Till selfish gain no longer stain, The banner of the free! "America. A Poem for July 4." by Katharine Lee Bates

MakerAllie: Also, I'd like to formally say I'm all for changing "America the Beautiful" to be our national anthem. Written by Katharine Lee Bates and said to be an expression of patriotism at its finest (without triumphalism).

Standupcoyote: “Till selfish gain no longer stain the banner of the free.”

Lechatbon: O beautiful for patriot dream, that sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears America, America, God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea. Words Katharine Lee Bates 1893; music by S.A. Ward 1910.

L0WAH: 4 july 125 years ago, the poem america the beautiful by katharine lee bates was published and it becomes national anthem, all hail poetry

historianl: July 4, 1895: Katharine Lee Bates published America the Beautiful.

ASuss49: 125 years ago today, America the Beautiful, a poem by Katharine Lee Bates, was first published. Ray Charles from October 2001:

EJDancy12: Happy Independence Day 2020! Thank you for all the likes, shares, and compliments. These videos are always fun to make and share with all of you! Here’s “America the Beautiful” with lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates and set to music composed by Samuel A. Ward.

DGaudetWBOY: Katharine Lee Bates may have been talking about Pikes Peak when she wrote "Purple mountain majesty" in 'America the Beautiful' but the purple tint in the sky this morning sure reminded me of that wonderful song!

interabangbooks: July 4th weekend is perfect for Nancy Churnin's FOR SPACIOUS SKIES, the story of Katharine Lee Bates' song "America the Beautiful." Nancy signed all our copies and tucked a matching bookmark into each. Inspiring and beautiful indeed! More about it here:

chop466: O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife. Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine Till all success be nobleness And every gain divine! -Katharine Lee Bates

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

slso: The lyrics to "America the Beautiful" was written by Katharine Lee Bates when she saw the sweeping mountaintop of Pike's Peak. This familiar song gets a modern take by SLSO musicians and vocalist Malena Smith in the first SLSO Songs of America, release tonight at 7:00pm

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

Dogcad: America the Beautiful Words by Katharine Lee Bates, Melody by Samuel Ward

Daniel_Shelnutt: Counter-argument: America the Beautiful, originally a poem written by Katharine Lee Bates after she envisioned a more perfect union, is a far, far, faaaar superior national anthem than the Star Spangled Banner... And I'm not giving THIS article any mind.

PiccioGerica: Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. – Katharine Lee Bates FRANKIANA 366TH

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

robertalvis: When the obvious answer is America the Beautiful, written by Katharine Lee Bates, who was an activist for women, the poor, immigrants, and people of color. And if we want to be specific, it's Ray Charles singing America the Beautiful. That's the anthem.

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

Frank53025043: I hadn’t realized that Francis Scott Key was a slave owner. Time to change the National Anthem to ‘America the Beautiful’. Prettier, less bellicose and easier to sing. And statues of the author, Katharine Lee Bates, are probably safe.

sbriggson: So not perfect, but can we make "American the Beautiful" the national anthem now? As far as I can tell, Katharine Lee Bates was pretty chill and the lyrics aren't pro-war, pro-slavery.

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

imalexbeamyrnot: Fuhgeddabouddit! "America" by Wellesley's Own Katharine Lee Bates

HotRadh: America the Beautiful was written by writer, professor, scholar, and social activist Katharine Lee Bates and first appeared in print in 1895. Bates was a queer legend and more people should know about her! Plus, AtB is just a way better song. (2)

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

naturenut7: Quote of the Day: “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” ~Katharine Lee Bates

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

GratefulFren: Orig "America," poem by Katharine Lee Bates; Excerpt: O beautiful for glory-tale Of liberating strife, When once or twice, for man's avail, Men lavished precious life! America! America! God shed His grace on thee Till selfish gain no longer stain, The banner of the free!

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

Hantiii4: Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. ❤️ – Katharine Lee Bates,

dochuckster: ain't no laws against us we are free to go nothing to hold us back but our own lack of self control America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law! - Katharine Lee Bates

heysuz62: Oh beautiful, for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties, Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, and crowned thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea. - Katharine Lee Bates

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

TheACPL: Katharine Lee Bates is another example of an ordinary American leaving an extraordinary legacy. Enjoy!

_Kestin_: I have been personally victimized by Katharine Lee Bates

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

dochuckster: (thy liberty in law) we must learn to control ourselves and tame the beast beauty will save the world love and peace America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law. - Katharine Lee Bates

cine24ever: Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. – Katharine Lee Bates IFeelU KYCINE

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

Ambreen86026045: "The sunset, woven of soft lights And tender colors, lingers late, As looking back on all day's dreary plights, Compassionate;" ~ Katharine Lee Bates

BVGrover: Katharine Lee Bates believed in the power of words to make a difference. I knew KB was the author of America the Beautiful, but I never really knew her story. This is a great book for…

bordercollies: The End of May (not that it is quite yet ...) by Katharine Lee Bates The fragrant air is full of down, Of floating, fleecy things From some forgotten fairy town Where all the folk wear wings.

donestes43: America The Beautiful Poem By Katharine Lee Bates - Poem Hunter

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

RonTrubroadband: Added new jazz chords. About "America the Beautiful" Written by Katharine Lee Bates as a poem in 1893 and first published in 1895, it was combined with music composed by church organist Samuel A. Ward in 1910.

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

BurnsKayburns: “America The Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates from Newark, New Jersey.

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

AGeekBrarian: 3 of 5 stars to My America, The Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

CrazyTalkAl: "…but then Schrödinger said to Katharine Lee Bates, 'If you look at them, they become amber particles of grain…'"

ForeverMagdalen: Fran Day, Roxanna Fiamma, Sandy Tate, Meg Christian, Willa Cather, Babe Didrickson, Betty Dodd, Barbara Jordon, Nancy Earl, Katharine Lee Bates with Katharine Coman gave us the phrase a “Boston Marriage,”,

CC_MuseumTrail: Now is your time to catch up on the history of Cape Cod towns. Today is all about Falmouth. Check here to read about Katharine Lee Bates, the composer of "America the Beautiful" and her connection to Falmouth.

jdbeety: Mountain: Pikes Peak, Colorado "...For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!" -- Katharine Lee Bates, "America the Beautiful" Image by: Colorado Tourism, via

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

meyerjef: There's a reason American the Beautiful is from a poem called "Pikes Peak" by Katharine Lee Bates about the beauty of Colorado.

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

jephumdedu: Katharine Lee Bates Hall, Wellesley College. Me at 20 declaring a classics major!

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

yellowclovr: I have decided to rebrand in honor of yellow clover by katharine lee bates,,, but I will always be a hytes dyke

hytesdyke: thinking about how katharine lee bates included this in a book of poetry she wrote for katharine coman after she passed and historians still are like “they seem to be really good friends”

mombian: Katharine Lee Bates is best known as the author of “America the Beautiful,” but she was also a scholar, suffragist, and social activist, and lived for 25 years with fellow professor Katharine Coman. A new picture book illuminates her life:

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

dlingenfelter: And if you think that I'm a misogynist because I used the original lyrics (by Katharine Lee Bates), then you don't know me.

dochuckster: America (O beautiful for spacious skies) - Katharine Lee Bates Beauty will save the world. - Fyodor Dostoevsky Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know - John Keats

Gargarin: It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls. Katharine Lee Bates

PDSongBot: America The Beautiful Music: Samuel Augustus Ward, 1882 Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates, 1895

EmadBarnawi2: Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. -Katharine Lee Bates



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