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I have made this song downloadable and free at this time for you to share with your naturalized citizen friends or family.

... Connie Zimmermann
(Constance A. Zimmermann, ASCAP)

To download - Right Click on the same link above and select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" and save it to your computer. You can then burn a CD or email the file to them.

A very patriotic song about a very patriotic naturalized citizen.

If you have any friends or family who are naturalized citizens, this is a nice gift to give them. It was written after September 11th as a song of tolerance towards our naturalized immigrant citizens, but it is primarily a song which acknowledges the appreciation of most of our new citizens towards what we have in America.

If you are planning a "Welcome to America" party for a new citizen, this is great music to play in the background. The orchestration and singing are beautiful.


CREDITS!

Vocals:
Dawn Leaumont

Arrangement/Orchestration:
Lawrence Sieberth

Trumpet:
Charlie Miller

Snare:
Logan Baudean

Words & Melody:
C.A. Zimmermann

LYRICS

A Proud American
(Roger's Song)
© 9/28/2001 Constance A. Zimmermann, ASCAP

Not one of our bounties does he disregard
His patriotism is true
So proud is this American man
His favorite colors are Red, White & Blue

He gave up the country he'd called his home
To journey down streets paved with gold
He found here a secret, known only to those
Invited into our fold

A group in a courtroom, but he stood most proud
An awesome sight to see
Fellow souls with a common bond as they spoke
An oath, that would… set…. them… free

[spoken]
I hereby declare, on oath
Give me your tired
I will support and defend
And give me your poor
The Constitution and laws of the United States of America
I lift my lamp beside the golden door
I take this obligation, FREELY

In the wake of a tragic September day
He shared his thoughts of the USA

I admire your adventurous nature
Your achievements in this great land
And I'm glad you'll not know how it feels to be free
From the grip of a tightening hand

Here in this land, our freedom's a right,
And I'd fight for that right, need be
In America, I can soar free… like an Eagle
Humanity's promise is she, Liberty

Not one of our bounties does he disregard
His patriotism is true
So proud is this American man
His favorite colors are Red, White & Blue

Please look beyond the clothes he wears,
Endeavor to be his friend
Know his heart, then decide from your heart, who he is
Your fellow American

Not one of our bounties does he disregard
His patriotism is true
So proud is this American man
His favorite colors are Red, White & Blue

(spoken)
America's Secret, is it's promise, you see
I LOVE THIS COUNTRY, is what he said, to me

 

 

Scenes from the studio...
Proud "Oath Takers" and a friend (left to right)
Roger Shah, Giovani Arenas, Johnson "Jon" Menezes,
Vandan Shah (our friend and spectator) and Vikas Hegde
Respected New Orleans trumpeteer
Charlie Miller
You will hear his BEAUTIFUL clean sounds
during the "oath" section of the song.

Thank you Andre Trevigne for playing it on your radio program on WWL 870AM!

Click here to read the text of a wonderful article by Sheila Stroup of the Times Picayune newspaper

 

For more info about this song, please contact:

Z-Yes! Publishing
P.O. Box 641203
Kenner, LA 7006411203
(504) 443-5390