My toddler learned a new song this week at preschool. It’s a song I’m sure I learned as a kid, but am sad to say forgot most of the lyrics.
So I looked them up today (the Internet is so handy!) and plan to lead the family in a sing-a-long.
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.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
If you need some visual inspiration, check out a new book that sets George Cohan’s lyrics against the charming folk art of Warren Kimble.
A review by The Associated Press says “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” published by Walker Books for Young Readers, is sweet and straightforward, with brief “song notes” and “flag facts” rounding out the package.
And, there’s sheet music in the back, so you can lead your own sing-along!