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Fransis Scott Key
jimi Hendrix of course. just kidding i think it was made in the 1800's and changed as time went on "the rockets red glare the bombs bursting in air' is to modern for the 1800'…s so i think it has been changed like o Canada has
Francis Scott Key went to the British fleet located in Chesapeake Bay to finalize the release of Dr. William Beanes. Mr. Key was detained on the ship after the release was… finalized due to the shelling of Fort McHenry.
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight…, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no more! Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust." And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
You can find the song's story at the Related Link below.
Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the tune of an English drinking ( I guess you'd say: "Folk Song).
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As… it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
The sun. After the sun, Polaris and Sirius are very popular.
f, e sharp and d minor
Most Americans that know about what the Star Spangled Banner was made for, they start to cry or solute, things like that; but mostly at sporting events they solute. In other p…laces, most people do not like the Star Spangled Banner in any way.
The Star Spangeled Banner was written to show and keep on memory, of the beautiful and victorious sight that Francis Scott Key had seen while he was being kept captive on an… enemy ship. He saw the American flag, and felt greatly proud. He wanted everyone to remember and know of that moment, to see through his eyes as he had seen it. To this day, it is sung and thought of as amzingly wonderful adn glorious. To describe what he say and see it through his eyes.To really feel the emotion and excitement that he felt.
To Anacreon in Heaven , written by John Stafford Smith. The old song was popular around War of 1812.
There are two answers for this question: 1) The lyrics The words of "The Star Spangled Banner" come from a poem called "Defence of Fort McHenry" written by Francis Scott Ke…y during the War of 1812 2) The music The tune of "The Star Spangled Banner" comes from a British drinking song called "The Anacreontic Song."
get the music
On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key looked through clearing smoke to see a large flag still flying after a 25 hour British bombardment of Baltimore's Fort HcHenry. Be…cause of this sight, he became inspired to write a poem about what he saw. Later on it was set to music and eventually the Star Spangled Banner became our national anthem. Prior to this. God Bless America was sung as our national anthem.
It was fluttering on Fort McHenry.