the house l live in


I remember singing this song as part of a children’s chorus in grade school. In this scene from the movie of the same name as the song, Sinatra interrupts a group of kids who are taunting a Jewish boy, and you can see for yourself how it is resolved.

If only it were so easy—then and now.



Groove of the Day

Listen to The Mavericks performing an updated version of “The House I Live In”


Weather Report

92° Partly Cloudy and Rain


2 Responses to “the house l live in”

  1. 1 elizabeth t.
    August 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I heard that radio segment last night on the way home. And I remember our high school chorus singing that song, but they called it “What is America to me?”

  2. August 10, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Yeah, I heard the segment too, and was reminded of the song after all these years. I thought readers would appreciate being able to download both versions. It’s a little more inspirational than “You Have to Be Carefully Taught” (South Pacific).

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