Who Sang My Country 'Tis of Thee? Billy Preston

Billy Preston I Wrote a Simple Song cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971-6-25
Genre: Funk / Soul Blues
Style: Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Funk
length: 4:27
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
For this I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountainside,
Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees,
Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our fathers' God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Should Have Known Better
  • 2 I Wrote a Simple Song
  • 3 John Henry
  • 4 Without a Song
  • 5 The Bus
  • 6 Outa-Space
  • 7 The Looner Tune
  • 8 You Done Got Older
  • 9 Swing Down Chariot
  • 10 God Is Great
  • 11 My Country 'Tis of Thee