O Lord, and God arise, Scatter the evil lies, And make them fall.

Confound their politics,
Frustrate their empty tricks,
On thee our hopes we fix,
God save the Queen.

Wikipedia: American Songwriter quoted Young as having said the following regarding the tone and intent of the album:

Every one of these songs [on Americana] has verses that have been ignored. And those are the key verses, those are the things that make these songs live. They’re a little heavy for kindergarteners to be singing. The originals are much darker, there’s more protest in them — the other verses in “This Land Is Your Land” are very timely, or in “Clementine,” the verses are so dark. Almost every one has to do with people getting killed, with life-or-death struggles. You don’t hear much about that; they’ve been made into something much more light. So I moved them away from that gentler interpretation. With new melodies and arrangements, we could use the folk process to invoke the original meanings for this generation.”

God Save the Queen
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Americana

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen,
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen.

(Long may she reign)

O Lord, and God arise,
Scatter the evil lies,
And make them fall.
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their empty tricks,
On thee our hopes we fix,
God save the Queen.

(Long may she reign)
(God save the Queen)

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