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    Re: Who Knew?

    That guy rules! Got shivers!
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    Re: Who Knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I know there are multiple verses, but I can only sing the first verse by heart. It's a shame it's the only verse that we hear on a semi-regular basis.
    This should be debated in our schools, with civility and respect.
    And, no, I did not know. I do know that Francis Scott Key wrote this on the back of an envelope while on a British ship, as, I believe, a POW. The music is based on an old English "drinking" song.

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    Re: Who Knew?

    I knew there were more verses, but could never remember the words.

    Maybe I'm just an emotional sap, but when the people behind him (you know, those "dangerous teabaggers") started standing one by one, I started to cry.
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    Re: Who Knew?

    I knew them all, sing em to my self often.
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    Re: Who Knew?

    That's actually a stanza.

    Also, the optional fifth stanza was added by Oliver Wendall Holmes 17 years or so after Key died.

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    Re: Who Knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I knew there were more verses, but could never remember the words.

    Maybe I'm just an emotional sap, but when the people behind him (you know, those "dangerous teabaggers") started standing one by one, I started to cry.

    Glad to know I'm not the only one..... (of course, I cry at cotton commercials, so there ya go)

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    Re: Who Knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I knew there were more verses, but could never remember the words.

    Maybe I'm just an emotional sap, but when the people behind him (you know, those "dangerous teabaggers") started standing one by one, I started to cry.
    Try living next door to a cemetery....when a veteran is interred, there is usually a bag pipe playing for some time before the casket actually arrives on scene, sort of a grave dedlication. Danny Boy and Amazing Grace are common at such dedicatory services....
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    Re: Who Knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    America the Beautiful should be our national anthem, but there are far more pressing needs; a change here should be at the bottom of the list.
    The Star-Spangled Banner is a much more meaningful and historical song about the trials we faced in becoming a nation.

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    Re: Who Knew?

    They took Francis Scott Key's poem and combined it with an existing melody, from a BRITISH song. Who knew that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    They took Francis Scott Key's poem and combined it with an existing melody, from a BRITISH song. Who knew that?
    Nearly every single American citizen, I would hope...my education was good, but then so was everyones in Chatham..in the 50s...but today....I do not know.

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