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The Music Educators National Conference this month released a list of 42 songs the group says every American should know:

Amazing Grace
America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)
America the Beautiful
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Blue Skies
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
De colores
Dona Nobis Pacem
Down by the Riverside
Frere Jacques
Give My Regards to Broadway
God Bless America
God Bless the U.S.A.
Green, Green Grass of Home
Havah Nagilah
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Home on the Range
I've Been Working on the Railroad
If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)
Music Alone Shall Live
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Oh! Susanna
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin
' Over My Head
Puff the Magic Dragon
Rock-A-My Soul
Shalom Chaverim
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
Simple Gifts
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
The Star Spangled Banner
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
This Land Is Your Land
This Little Light of Mine

The list is part of MENC's "Get America Singing ... Again" campaign. For more information: MENC, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-4000.

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