The Great American Melting Pot - E7

Episode 7 "The Great American Melting Pot"

Singer: Lori Lieberman

Song Writer: Lynn Ahrens

Original Air Date: May 1, 1976

This song teaches about Immigration in America. It was voted #19 on the 30th Anniversary DVD Top 25.


My grandmother came from Russia

A satchel on her knee

My grandfather had his father's cap

He brought from Italy

They'd heard about a country

Where life might let them win

They paid the fare to America

And there they melted in


Lovely Lady Liberty

With her book of recipes

And the finest one she's got

Is the great American melting pot

The great American melting pot


America was founded by the English

But also by the Germans, Dutch, and French

The principle still sticks

Our heritage is mixed

So any kid could be the president


You simply melt right in

It doesn't matter what your skin

It doesn't matter where you're from

Or your religion, you jump right in

To the great American melting pot

The great American melting pot

Oh, what a stew, red, white, and blue


America was the New World

And Europe was the Old

America was the land of hope

Or so the legend told

On steamboats by the millions

In search of honest pay

Those 19th-century immigrants sailed

To reach the U.S.A.


Lovely Lady Liberty

With her book of recipes

And the finest one she's got

Is the great American melting pot

The great American melting pot

What good ingredients

Liberty and immigrants


They brought the country's customs

Their language and their ways

They filled the factories, tilled the soil

Helped build the U.S.A.

Go on and ask your grandma

Hear what she has to tell

How great to be an American

And something else as well


Lovely Lady Liberty

With her book of recipes

And the finest one she's got

Is the great American melting pot

The great American melting pot


The great American melting pot

The great American melting pot