Happy 4th of July Happy Independence Day Related 3 Comments Vinnie Vegas on July 5, 2008 at 8:42 am Special thanks goes out to one of my many heroes, the legendary Irving Berlin, for composing ‘God Bless America!’ Irving Berlin originally wrote the song in the summer of 1918 at Camp Upton in Yaphank, Long Island, for a musical play, “Yip, Yip, Yaphank” but the song was never used. In 1938, he revised the lyrics and the song was sung on national radio Nov. 10, 1938, by Kate Smith, and recorded for RCA Victor on March 21, 1939. It was performed by Kate Smith in the Warner Bros. film ‘This Is the Army,’ released Aug. 14, 1943. God Bless America Introduction: While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free, Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. God bless America Land that I love Stand beside her And guide her Through the night with a light from above From the mountains To the prairies To the oceans white with foam God bless America My home sweet home 1918 original lyrics: God bless America Land that I love Stand beside her And guide her To the right with a light from above From the green fields of Virginia to the gold fields out in Nome God bless America My home sweet home Reply Thelma on July 5, 2008 at 5:34 pm Beautiful rendition! And the picture of the beautiful American girl has to remind you of Apple Pie. ;-P Reply Vinnie Vegas on July 11, 2008 at 8:34 am Thelma, Yes, that picture makes my mind race with patriotic fervor! ;-) Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.