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"The Star Spangled Banner"


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#1    Tor_Hershman

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:45 PM

This is the British drinking song that Key used for the tempo of his poem, "The Defense of Fort McHenry," which we call "The Star Spangled Banner."



BTW The true title is "The Anacreontic Song" but most, of the few that do, know it as "To Anacreon In Heaven."

Edited by Tor_Hershman, 15 February 2014 - 09:46 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:10 AM

Ahh a the Star Spangled banner. Written during America's first failed war of Imperial Aggression. Good thing they lost, I didn't want to be a yank, ha!

Edited by Thanato, 16 February 2014 - 12:16 AM.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:22 AM

WOO!
Another anthem based on a drinking song (see also: Australia).


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 12:17 PM

i think that's why he started the song with the words.. "oh say..  can you see ?"

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:17 PM

View Postlightly, on 16 February 2014 - 12:17 PM, said:

i think that's why he started the song with the words.. "oh say..  can you see ?"
Most amusing.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

View Postlightly, on 16 February 2014 - 12:17 PM, said:

i think that's why he started the song with the words.. "oh say..  can you see ?"

Hah, one would wonder.





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