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Mitt Romney Sings 'America The Beautiful' (VIDEO, LYRICS)

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney led his supporters in singing "America the Beautiful" at a campaign event in Florida on the eve of the state's primary election.

(Scroll down for the song lyrics.)

USA Today reports:

Reciting the words to America the Beautiful has long been a part of his stump speech, but ending the final full day of campaigning at The Villages on Monday Romney felt so good that he sang instead.

The latest polls show Romney running ahead of the pack in Florida going into the state's primary contest.

President Barack Obama recently made headlines when he sang a short rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Green was in attendance at the event.



Below, the lyrics for "America the Beautiful" via the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion'd stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness.

America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

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