My Country, ‘Tis of Thee

The steady beat in this song comes in groups of three. This is called triple meter. Follow along with the video to learn how to practice feeling and tapping along in triple meter.

My Country 'Tis of Thee musical notation

Verse 2
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.
Verse 3
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.
Verse 4
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.