Monday, April 25, 2005

Do you know?

Lyrics to 'The Star Spangled Banner'
Written by Lawyer Francis Scott Key During War of 1812

O 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, through 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.
O say does that star spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?


  1. Never knew that The Star Spangled Banner went back that far.

  2. No matter how many times I hear these lyrics, or read them, they still bring a lump to my throat.

  3. "As we stand here and wait,
    For the ballgame to start ..."

  4. Yup! I can even sing it, too. LOL

  5. For some reason, I always sing, "through the perilous flight."


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