the stars and stripes forever sheet music cover

The original cover art for "the stars and stripes forever" with words penned by Sousa himself.

Here is John Phillip Sousa’s famous march, The Stars and Stripes Forever, with words he penned himself. I originally started singing this with an old recording of Sousa’s own band, but don’t always want to haul sound equipment around and I love singing it. The melody covers a two-octave range, so you do need some pipes, but if you’re ukulele is strung with a low-g, you can play the melody solo while having another player fill in on the chords.

Have fun with it!

Ex amore victoria!
Ryan

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