Songs

We have commissioned the writing of songs that convey Good Citizen's messages and that bring to life certain kid-level citizen actions. These songs were created by three talented songwriters and recording artists - Wm Alan Ross from Nashville, Joe Burge from Los Angeles, and Monty Harper from Stillwater, OK. We have also included renditions of some well-known Americana songs and YouTube videos explaining what a good citizen does.

Clicking on a song or rendition will play it and display the lyrics.

Good Citizen Message Songs

Song

Recording Artist

Time

Who Will Cracked Flag Heart America?

wm Alan Ross - Lyrics & Music
Joe Burge & Patrick Taylor - Arrangement & Production

5:04

Who Will Cracked Flag Heart America?

wm Alan Ross - Original lyrics and demo.

6:01

Time to Care!

Joe Burge & Patrick Taylor - Composition & Production

4:40

Traditional Americana Songs

Song

Rendition

Time

America the Beautiful

Ray Charles

Jennifer Hudson & Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus

3:37

3:11

Stars Spangled Banner

James Taylor - 2014 Super Bowl

Dixie Chicks - 2002 Super Bowl

Madison Rising

Rhema Marvanne (7 years old)

Whitney Houston - 1991 Super Bowl

Seven 6, 7 & 8 year old girls at Texas Tech basketball game

Sarah Pence (10 years old) at San Diego Padres game

1:45

2:03

4:09

2:03

3:40

1:53

1:38

America (My Country Tis of Thee)

Unknown Childrens's Chorus

2:45

Children's Citizen Action Songs

Song

Related Citizen Actions

Time

Curiosity

Be the Best You Can Be
Question Things You Don't Understand and that Don't Make Sense

2:43

"Say Please ..."

Say Please and Thank You Always, and I'm Sorry When You Are

2:04

Trash Monster

Pick Up a Piece of Trash Each Day
Recycle

1:14

Wave to a Policeman

Wave to a Policeman

2:34

"What a Good Citizen Does" - YouTube Videos For Kids

Video

Description

Time

Community Song

The organization Have Fun Teaching created this YouTube rap-like song to describe what effective citizens do.

3:32

Good Citizenship with Abigail Adams

This musical video describes what it means to be a good citizen and then describes how the wife of President John Adams, Abigail Adams', actions were those of a good citizen.

3:47

Good Citizenship with Paul Revere

This musical video describes what it means to be a good citizen and then describes how Paul Revere's actions were those of a good citizen.

4:03

Rights and Responsibilities of Children

Discusses the rights and corresponding responsibilities of citizens.

2:25

Being a Good Citizen Narration

Reading of children's book titled "Being a Good Citizen"

2:50