Monday 15 September 2014

The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner is the National Anthem of the USA. It was officially adopted by that country in 1931. This year is the 200th anniversary of it's origin. The words were composed in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer. It is sung to the tune of "To Anacreon in Heaven", composed circa 1771 by an English man, John Stafford Smith.

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