AMERICAN AM I.
Copyright, 1893, by Edward G. Egge.
Written and Composed by Edward G. Egge.
American am I, and glory in my country;
I love our flag, the emblem of the free:
Forever may it wave, the Marry spangled banner,
To teach the world the power of liberty.
Then hail to our flag, and hail to the Union,
Which safely the storms of a century defied;
Then hail in our flag, and bail to the Union,
The objects of every American's pride.
American am I, and glory in our hist'ry,
With independence writ on ev'ry page;
For with the dawn which saw the landing of Columbus,
I There dawned a new and freedom-bearing age.- Chorus.
American am I, and glory in our heroes
Who sacrificed their lives in freedom's, cause.
And laid the corner-stone of this our grand Republic,
That millions now may bless its gen'rous laws.-Chorus.
American am I, and glory in that freedom
Which makes our land the mightiest on earth;
Where every man is free and ev'ry man is equal,
Though rich or poor, of high or humble birth.-Chorus.
American am I, and glory in our freemen,
Who bow their heads to none But God alone;
Who fear no foe on earth, and never have been vanquished
In their defense of Freedom's sacred throne.- Chorus.