Is My Country Tis of Thee and God Save the Queen the same?
“America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)” is an American patriotic song, the lyrics of which were written by Samuel Francis Smith.
The melody used is the same as that of the national anthem of the United Kingdom, “God Save the Queen”.
Which was written first God Save the Queen of My Country Tis of Thee?
“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”, which was originally titled “America”, was written by Samuel Francis Smith in 1831 and served as a de facto national anthem for the United States until “The Star-Spangled Banner” was adopted in 1931.
Why Is My Country Tis of Thee the same tune as God Save the Queen?
My Country ‘Tis Of Thee Uses The Same Melody as God Save the Queen. My Country ‘Tis of Thee was Written in 1831 and the Composer found that the Lyrics matched the Melody to God Save the Queen and thus set this melody with the lyrics creating the tune you were confused with.
Why do they say God save the Queen?
God Save the Queen! (Britain, Australia, Canada) An expression of one’s patriotism and hope for the long life of the monarch, especially in her presence. (Britain) A formal statement at the end of many proclamations issued by the UK’s queen or in her name.