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
  • 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

Please scroll down the page for the free printable PDFs links.

Here is a closeup look at the lead sheet in A:

Close-up look at lead sheet

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

Please scroll down the page for the free printable PDFs links.

And lead sheets for viola clef:

America lead sheet for viola

Please scroll down the page for the free printable PDFs links.

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 flat-pick 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

Please scroll down the page for the free printable PDFs links.

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

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

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



The lead sheet links:


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


Download America lead sheet in Bb low


Download America lead in Bb high


Download America lead sheet in C


Download America in D


Download America lead in Eb


Download America lead sheet in F


Download America in G 


The links for the bass clef lead sheets:


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 lead in the key of F


The links for the viola lead sheets:


Download lead printable music for viola in the key of Bb


Download printable music for viola in the key of Eb


The guitar tabs links:


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


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


And the link for the sheet with just lyrics:


Download America free lead sheets LYRICS


See all the free patriotic songs on my site!


America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)



America the Beautiful



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Army Theme



Marine's Hymn



Star-Spangled Banner



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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.