George M. Cohan: Troubadour of The Stars and Stripes

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Born today: George M. Cohan.
Songsmith and America's fan.*
His natal day is one day shy
Of what he sang---4th of July.

*You're a Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan

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.


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