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Stars And Stripes Forever! Song
By John Philip Sousa - 1898
C -              Am Ab           Fm G
C             E7 Am           Dm G             D7 G            G7
C                      G7 C             E7 Am E
C - G7 -
C -                      Cm D7 G
C G7 - C
F D7 C G7
C G7 - C             C7
F              Fm C G7 C             C7
F - - -
- - C7 -
- - - -
F Bb C -
F - - -
A7 - Dm -
Bbm Db F -
F - C7 F     (End after repeat)
F - -              Gm A
- - -              Bbm C
Bbm6 - - -
Cm6 - - -
Bbm6 C7 Bbm6 C7
- - - -          (C7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Play: Verse, Chorus, Tacet, Chorus.
(Instrmental, no lyrics)
Let martial note in triumph float, And liberty extend its mighty hand.
A flag appears, 'Mid thund'rous cheers, The banner of the Western-land.
The emblem of the brave and true, Its folds protect no tyrant crew,
The red and white and starry blue, Is freedom's shield and hope.
Other nations may deem their flags the best,
And cheer them with fervid elation,
But the flag of the North and South and West,
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom's nation.
Hurrah for the flag of the free!
May it wave as our standard forever,
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the Right.
Let despots remember the day,
When our fathers with mighty endeavor,
Proclaim'd as they marched to the fray,
That by their might, and by their right, It waves forever!
(Instrumental, no lyrics, return to Chorus)
Watch Dave Marty play "Stars And Stripes Forever!" on the plectrum banjo (youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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