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The United States of AmericaThe Star-Spangled Banner

About Anthem

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America, with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. Key, a 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, wrote them as a poem after seeing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, by British ships in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812 (photo: White House /source: Wikipedia).


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,
through the perilous fight.
O'er the ramparts we watched
were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' 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 on 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
shall leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out
their foul footstep's pollution.

No refuge could save
the hireling and slave.
From the terrors 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 ones and
wild war's desolution.

Blest with victry and peace,
may the heav'n-rescued land.
Praise the pow'r 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!