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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.

O 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 hosts in dread silence reposes,

What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,

As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,

n full glory reflected now shines on the stream:

’Tis the star-spangled banner! O 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 wiped out their foul footstep’s 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 homes and the war’s desolation!

Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.

Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,

And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."

And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

The Defense of Fort McHenry

By Sir Francis Scott Key, 20 September 1814


God bless A - mer-i-ca____

Land that I love_____

Stand be-side her and guide her__

Thru the night with a light from a - bove____

From the moun-tains____ to the prai-ries___

To the o-ceans white with foam____

God bless A - mer-i-ca___My home sweet home______

God bless A - mer-i-ca___My home sweet home______

Circa 1939

By Irving Berlin

You’re A Grand Old Flag,

You’re A Grand Old Flag,

You’re a high fly-ing flag,

And for-ev-er, in peace, may you wave.__

You’re the em-blem of___ the land I love,

The home of the free and the brave.___

Ev-’ry heart beats true

’neath the Red, White and Blue,

Where ther’s nev-er a boast or brag,___

But, should auld ac-quaint-ance be for-got,

Keep your eye on the grand old flag.___

Over there

Over there,__ Over there,____Send the word, send the word o-ver there,___

That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming,

The drums rum-- tum-- ming every where._____

So prepare say a prayer

Send the word; send the word to be ware.

We’ll be over, we’re coming over,...

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