Quotation by Irving Berlin

From the mountains to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home sweet home!
Irving Berlin (1888–1989), U.S. songwriter. God Bless America (song) (written 1917, published 1939).

This unofficial national anthem, originally written for the Broadway show, Yip Yip Yaphank (1918), is said to have provoked Woody Guthrie to compose This Land Is Your Land (see Guthrie on the land).
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