Alas, I must respectfully decline your request, your highness.
Unfurl the banner and raise it to the sky!
Let Eagle cry from mountain high the never ending watch word of our nation.
Now behold this gem of old, the wonder of the Western sky.
The emblem of the brave and true, the flag of our liberty, flag of our destiny.
Red and white and starry blue stream out of the banner so high.
Every heart will sing a part as all across the land we raise our voices.
Far and near, for all to hear, the echo of a chorus grand!
Every heart will swell with pride to sing of our liberty, sing of our destiny.
As with joy we now extol the flag waving over the land.
Let us all hail the flag in one accord, let us cheer it with fervid elation.
It's the flag of the martyrs gone before, it's the flag of flags, the banner of our nation.
It's a beacon for all who share our dream of a new day without domination.
It's the hope of the peoples now oppressed and a symbol of their own emancipation.
Hooray for the flag of the free! May it wave as our standard forever.
The gem of the land and the sea, ever hoist it proud and high.
All nations remember the day when our fathers with mighty endeavor
proclaimed as they marched to the fray that by their might and by their right, it waves forever.
Every time the people hear the bell of freedom calling, (calling) one and all.
Every living patriotic citizen will answer, (answer) freedom's call.
Everywhere the bold and gallant souls come forth to bear the cross of duty.
Rising up as one to fight and die behind the flag of freedom's beauty.
Patriotic hearts will falter never, following the stars and stripes forever.
Marching to the quest, to east or west, they quell distress, the freed oppressed cry out.