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Independence Day Ukulele Chords by Martina McBride

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Independence Day Ukulele Chords by Martina McBride

Independence Day Ukulele Chords by Martina McBride. The chords used in this song are A, D, E, and F#min. Change the key of the song for FREE if needed.

“Independence Day” is a powerful and poignant song by American country music artist Martina McBride, released in 1994 as the third single from her album “The Way That I Am.” Written by Gretchen Peters, the song tells a story of domestic violence and liberation, seen through the eyes of an eight-year-old girl. Its narrative culminates in the mother’s decision to end the cycle of abuse, symbolically tied to the theme of Independence Day, suggesting both a personal and national liberation.

The song is known for its emotional depth, compelling storytelling, and McBride’s strong, impassioned vocal performance. “Independence Day” was a significant song in McBride’s career, showcasing her ability to tackle complex and sensitive topics within the framework of country music. The song’s powerful message and McBride’s delivery resonated with listeners, making it one of her signature songs.

Despite its critical acclaim and its impact on listeners, “Independence Day” did not reach the top of the country music charts, possibly due to its controversial subject matter. However, it won the Country Music Association Award for Video of the Year in 1994 and was nominated for Song of the Year. Gretchen Peters, the songwriter, received widespread praise for the song’s lyrical craftsmanship.

An interesting aspect of “Independence Day” is its broader cultural impact. The song has been interpreted as an anthem for survivors of domestic violence, with its message of empowerment and taking control of one’s destiny. It has also sparked discussions about the role of country music in addressing social issues, highlighting the genre’s capacity for storytelling and advocacy.

Over the years, “Independence Day” has remained an influential and celebrated work in Martina McBride’s catalog and in country music as a whole. Its enduring relevance speaks to the song’s powerful narrative, exceptional vocal performance, and its ability to inspire and provoke thought about serious societal issues. “Independence Day” stands as a testament to the impactful storytelling that country music can achieve, making it a classic in the genre.

 

Independence Day Ukulele Chords by Martina McBride

VERSE 1:

Well, she seAemed all right by Ddawn’s early lightThough she Alooked a little worried and DweakShe Atried to pretend he wasn’t Ddrinkin’ AagainBut Edaddy left the proof on her cheek D  AI was only eight years Dold that summerAnd I Aalways seemed to be in the DwaySo I F#mintook myself down to the Dfair in Atown
EOn Independence ADay   D      A      D  
VERSE 2:
Well, Aword gets around in a Dsmall, small townThey Asaid he was a dangerous DmanBut Amama was proud and she Dstood her AgroundEShe knew she was on the losin’ end D   ASome folks whispered, Dsome folks talkedBut everyAbody looked the other DwayAnd when F#mintime ran out there was Dno one AaboutEOn Independence ADay
CHORUS 1:
Let freedom Ering, let the white dove F#minsingLet the Dwhole world know that toAdayIs a day of EreckoningLet the weak be F#minstrong, let the right be DwrongRoll the stone Aaway, let the guilty EpayIt’s Independence ADay   D      A      D  
VERSE 2:
Well, she Alit up the sky that Dfourth of JulyBy the Atime that the firemen DcomeThey just Aput out the flamesAnd Dtook down some AnamesAnd Esend me to the county homeDNow AI ain’t sayin’ it’s Dright or it’s wrongBut Amaybe it’s the only DwayF#minTalk about your revoDlutiAonEIt’s Independence ADay
CHORUS 2:
Let freedom Ering, let the white dove F#minsingLet the Dwhole world know that toAdayIs a day of EreckoningLet the weak be F#minstrong, let the right be DwrongRoll the stone Aaway, let the guilty EpayIt’s Independence ADay   D      A      D  
Roll the stone Aaway
It’s Independence ADay     D        A        
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