America:  Free Lead Sheets
Easy Guitar Tabs

Free Lead Sheets for America (My Country 'Tis of Thee), in keys for all instruments - and now with 3 keys for bass instruments and 2 for viola too! Free easy guitar tabs as well, in 2 keys! In addition, I have included a downloadable pdf of the "My Country 'Tis of Thee" lyrics, at the bottom of the page. (For an arranged piano version, see this page.)

This free sheet music arrangement only uses the three main chords, but a couple of secondary minor chords sound well in this song too.

america my country tis of thee free lead sheets music

Download "My Country 'Tis of Thee" (America) lead in A

Download America lead sheet in Bb low

Download America in Bb high

Download America in C

Download America in D

Download America in Eb

Download America in F

Download America in G 


Nice photos & videos, and children's voices singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee": 





You will notice that in the last line suddenly the chords begin changing very quickly. Try them out and see how you like them - it will sound almost the same if you DON'T change chords so often, because these chords are really just the result of "passing tones" in the melody. Also, the key of Bb has two versions -- one low, and one high.

Below is a graphic for bass clef instruments, and America in 3 keys:

America for bass clef instruments


America for bass clef instruments in the key of C

My Country 'Tis of Thee for bass clef in the key of D

America for bass clef instruments in the key of F



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And viola clef:


America lead sheet for viola


Download printable music for viola in the key of Bb

Download printable music for viola in the key of Eb


For guitar, I have written up this free sheet music with easy guitar tabs in two keys - the keys of C and of F. The key of F may seem like an unlikely one for beginner guitar, but actually the melody is very easy to flatpick in the key of F, and gives some good practice both in reading down on the D string, and in playing the F chord family. It's too easy for beginners to stay afraid of the F and Bb chord, too.

Easy guitar tabs for America, My Country Tis of Thee

Download America with free easy guitar tabs in the Key of C

Download America with free easy guitar tabs in the Key of F


Another good reason to attempt these free lead sheets in F is that the melodic range of notes in America makes F a very easy key for most people, or at least for kids, to sing in. Try it with your student -- one of you playing chords while the other flatpicks (or plays classical style), then switch parts. (Your students who play for church services will eventually be forced to become very familiar with the F chord family - or else the capo!)

For group or classroom use, you may find this printable PDF of the free lead sheets lyrics handy to pass out:

America lyrics for singing


Download America free lead sheets lyrics


Again, for an arranged piano version, see this page.

Last of all, here's an easy-listening, "country boy"-sounding version of "America": 

See all the free patriotic songs on my site!

America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)

America the Beautiful

Anchors Aweigh

Army Theme

Marine's Hymn

Star-Spangled Banner

Taps

...and if you can't find it here, you might be able to find a (for-sale) version in the "Patriotic" category at Musicnotes:

Get Sheet Music at Musicnotes.com



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