Friday, June 14, 2013

Photo of the Week: You're a Grand Old Flag



George M. Cohen wrote "You're a Grand Old Flag" in 1906 for his stage musical George Washington, Jr. It became the first song from a musical to sell more than a million copies of sheet music. Not too shabby, considering it was nearly a century before iTunes.

The song has a few verses I've never heard, but many of us in the US of A are familiar with at least part of the chorus:

You’re a grand old flag
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave
You’re the emblem of
The land I love
The home of the free and the brave
Every heart beats true
‘Neath the red white and blue
Where there’s never a boast or brag
Should old acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the grand old flag


(Not to be unpatriotic, but some of us could use a little work on that 'boast or brag' part.) 

Happy Flag Day!


3 comments:

deathwriter said...

I just realized it was flag day. Happy Flag day! I wonder if Hallmark has a card.

deathwriter said...

I just realized it was flag day. Happy Flag day! I wonder if Hallmark has a card.

Susan Kane said...

It IS Flag Day...I totally forgot! We need to take down the old tattered flag and put up the new one. Thanks for the reminder!