Aretha Franklin Performs at the Inauguration of President Obama


Introduction: I am so pleased to introduce World renowned musical artist Aretha Franklin to sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”. (band playing) Aretha Franklin (singing): My country, ’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims’ pride, From every mountainside Let freedom ring! Our father’s God to Thee, Father, father of liberty, To Thee we sing. Long may our land be bright, With freedom’s holy light, Protect us with all Thy might, Let freedom ring. Let free… Let it ring! Yeah, let it ring, Oh let it ring! From the red, let Joseph… Let it ring All of us point to the heavens. Can you announce it? Let it ring. Let it ring. Let it ring. Why don’t you? Let it, let it, let it, let it, let it, let it, let it ring, Let it ring! (applause)

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