The Preamble - E4

Watch and practice The Preamble song.

Episode 4 "The Preamble"

Singer: Lynn Ahrens

Song Writer: Lynn Ahrens

Original Air Date: November 1, 1975

This song teaches about the United States Constitution and sets its Preamble to music. The words "of the United States" are removed from the Preamble in this song version. It was voted the 6th best song on the 30th Anniversary DVD Top 25.


Hey, do you know about the U.S.A.?

Do you know about the government?

Can you tell me about the Constitution?

Hey, learn about the U.S.A.


In 1787 I'm told

Our founding fathers did agree

To write a list of principles

For keeping people free.


The U.S.A. was just starting out

A whole brand-new country

And so our people spelled it out

The things that we should be


And they put those principles down on paper and called it the Constitution, and it's been helping us run our country ever since then. The first part of the Constitution is called the preamble and tells what those founding fathers set out to do.


We the people

In order to form a more perfect union

Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility

Provide for the common defense

Promote the general welfare and

Secure the blessings of liberty

To ourselves and our posterity

Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America


In 1787 I'm told

Our founding fathers all sat down

And wrote a list of principles

That's known the world around


The U.S.A. was just starting out

A whole brand-new country

And so our people spelled it out

They wanted a land of liberty


And the Preamble goes like this:


We the people

In order to form a more perfect union

Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility

Provide for the common defense

Promote the general welfare and

Secure the blessings of liberty

To ourselves and our posterity

Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America


For the United States of America . . .