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In This Our Land: Songs About America

In This Our Land: Songs About America

Tucson-based children’s music performer, teacher, librarian, and rancher Sarah Barchas celebrates the values of America on this 1980 recording. She dedicates the entire album to her father and offers individual dedications to various siblings who inspired the lyrics for several of the tracks. In addition, Barchas honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “whose dream and work for humanity brought all [American] peoples together” in the song “Our Black Brothers. In “This Is the United States,” she describes how all the states are unique, yet share a common bond. In the song “Don’t Let Others Think for You,” she reminds listeners of the importance of holding individual views. Liner notes include an introduction to the album and complete song lyrics.

Track Listing

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In This our Land Sarah Barchas 1:55
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This is the United States Sarah Barchas 1:41
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Don't Let Others Think for You Sarah Barchas 1:09
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The Bill of Rights Sarah Barchas 3:19
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Balance of Power Sarah Barchas 2:39
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Vote, Vote, Vote! Sarah Barchas 1:17
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You Can Be What You Want to Be Sarah Barchas 2:05
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It Takes Each One to Make This World a Little Bit Better Sarah Barchas 2:45
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We Are Like a Patchwork Quilt Sarah Barchas 2:17
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Why Did They Come Here? Sarah Barchas 4:25
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The First Americans Sarah Barchas 1:43
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Our Black Brothers Sarah Barchas 5:54
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Askers and Doers Sarah Barchas 3:11
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How Can We Be Good Americans? Sarah Barchas 1:46

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