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Listen and Learn Music: Who is Green in Color and 150 Feet Tall?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Who is Green in Color and 150 Feet Tall?


Why, Lovely Lady Liberty, of course!  When one of my consult clients requested a custom song about the Statue of Liberty for her daughter, I jumped at the chance.  Having just returned from New York City, I felt inspired by this famous landmark and couldn't wait to pen a song about the it.  My plan was to create something that was both fun and informational, and to be honest, writing this song proved to be quite a challenge.  There were so many facts to include, yet so few opportunities for rhymes!  But I think it turned out pretty well...what about you?

<a href="http://listenandlearn.bandcamp.com/track/the-statue-of-liberty">The Statue of Liberty by Listen &amp; Learn Music</a>

In 1886, on an autumn day,
People traveled from all the way
In France, to the U.S. to show
Their friendship, they gave what we all know (as)

The Statue of Liberty
This lovely lady came to be
A famous sight, recognized by all,
Green in color, and standing tall.
Green in color, and standing tall.

150 feet high she stands,
On a pedestal, looking over all the lands.
She holds a torch, a tabula, too,
And wears a stola, and sandals, and a crown, it’s true.

CHORUS

She lives on a island in New York, off the coast,
When people visit, she’s a gracious host.
They can go inside, way up to her crown,
And enjoy the view, looking all around.

CHORUS

She’s a universal symbol, for our country,
Of freedom and democracy.
A National Monument, admirable,
She represents the U.S. as a whole.

CHORUS

What other national landmarks and monuments would make great song topics?  Now that I've tackled the Statue of Liberty, I think I'm ready for another challenge.  Amanda Ellis of More With Music guessed that today's song would be about Abraham Lincoln, and I think she's on to something...after all, I do live in the Land of Lincoln!

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4 Comments:

At February 23, 2010 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

That is awesome! Your music is so beautiful and it really blesses me. Thanks for sharing your talemts with us!

 
At February 23, 2010 at 9:56 AM , Anonymous Taylor McDonald said...

wow thats really creative. Great job it turned out pretty good:)

 
At February 23, 2010 at 9:59 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

She LOVES it. :-) You did a great job!

 
At February 23, 2010 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Mikaela said...

Good job Rachel. Let's see...ideas...geographical landmarks would make an awesome song...it would provide the children with a chance to get to know the USA better, and would be a fun way to "travel" the US. Including things like the Mississippi River, Mt. McKinley, Niagra Falls, the Salt Lake, the Columbia River, Mt. St. Helens, etc.--the list could go on and on, but each of these features are a special part of our country!

 

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