You're a high flyin' flag. And forever in peace may you wave "You're a Grand Old Flag " was written by George M. Cohan for his stage musical George. You're A Grand Old Flag Lyrics: You're a grand old flag / You're a high flying flag / And forever in peace may you wave / You're the emblem of the land I love. "You're a Grand Old Flag " is an American patriotic march. The song, a spirited march written by George M. Cohan, is a tribute to the American flag. In addition to Genre : Patriotic , American march. Cohan History of New York City. Cohan West Point on the March von West Point Band. Languages Dansk Edit links. Cohan Van Vechten Collection "The Belle of Barber's Ball" National Jukebox. George M Cohan Music Publishing Company, George M. Cite This Item Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic eine nachricht schreiben as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate. He molded the Great Lakes Navy Band into an accomplished musical organization and became the first Navy musician to hold the rank of Lieutenant Commander.