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Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner

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ANACREONTIC SONG (2)
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
TO ANACREON IN HEAVEN


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Subject: Star Spangled Banner
From: toadfrog
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 10:55 PM

I note that the version of the song in DT leaves out the best verse-the one I have never been able to find, with the words "their blood has wiped out their foul footsteps' pollution. Does anyone know that one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Star Spangled Banner
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 11:06 PM

I refer you to this post by Cranky Yankee. Jody has stories and verses...a nice and concise posting.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Star Spangled Banner
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 11:07 PM

Now where is the foe who so vauntingly swore
Midst the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country they'd leave us no more
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps pollution
No refuge could save, the hireling or slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the gravebr And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
o'er the land of the free and the home of the Brave

(Note: The last verse ends with tyhe lines,
"And the Star Spangled Banner, in triumph shall wave,
WHILE THE LAND OF THE FREE IS THE HOME OF THE BRAVE.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Star Spangled Banner
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 11:32 PM

The last verse ends with the lines:

And the Star-spangled banner in triumph of all wave
O'er the land of the free & the home of the brave.

----in Key's final manuscript of the text. [Facsimile in Sonneck's monograph, 1914]

[Note also on the hompage of my website that the name of the Sonneck Society has been changed.]


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Subject: Star Spangled Banner
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 11:43 PM

In Newcomers, CRANKY YANKEE pointed out that the 3rd verse is missing in Digitrad. This makes 4, but there are five verses. A source for the complete 19th C. version is in the Lib. Congress American Memory site, America Singing, item 7, Cassin & Fincher, Publishers (n.d but prior to 1860). I agree with him that the meaning is incomplete without these verses. I have made a separate thread because others may wish to comment.

Click for American National Anthem Thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 11:48 PM

Just found that the 5th verse is a later add-on.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 07:16 PM

So why not post the whole thing anyway?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 07:52 PM

The whole thing is on the American Memory site. I should learn how to post it, but I am afraid I would make a mess of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Louie Roy
Date: 12 Jun 01 - 09:39 AM

Dicho,post the web site and maybe one of the more knowledgeable Mudcatter will post the 5 th verse.The info that Cranky Yankee posted is the best I've heard for a long time and in my opinion all children in the public schools today should read this and then they would know what the Star Spangle Banner is all about Louie Roy


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Subject: Lyr Add: STAR SPANGLED BANNER
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 01 - 09:42 AM

Let's see if this works

STAR SPANGLED BANNER

Oh! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose stripes and bright stars thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming;
And the rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there;
Oh! say, does the star spangled banner still wave,
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

On the shore dimly seen, thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty hosts in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze o'er yon tow'ring 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, 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 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.

O, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved home, and the war's desolation,
Blessed with victory and peace, may the Heaven 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.

And now on our soil, when traitors assail,
That glorious flag, by all nations respected,
Defiant we fling its bright folds to the gale,
And swear, from rebellion it shall be protected;
Yes, we swear to defend, to the last bitter end,
The red, white and blue, which in Union still blend,
And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
O'er all the broad land of the free and the brave.

Cassin & Fincher, Publishers, Philadelphia.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Jun 01 - 01:07 PM

Guest has posted the complete version on the Lib. Congress site. Thanks for doing the work I should know how to do! The first 4 verses are those quoted by Cranky Yankee. I suspect the fifth came up in Civil War time (The reference to traitors).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Jun 01 - 02:08 PM

The original poem by Key is in the Yale Book of American Verse, on line at www.bartleby.com.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: late 'n short 2
Date: 12 Jun 01 - 03:23 PM

Is it old news that the melody comes from an English drinking song of the day: "To Anacreon in Heaven" ? The lyrics are in the DT and it doesn't look any easier to sing than F.S. Keys version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: late 'n short 2
Date: 12 Jun 01 - 03:27 PM

Sorry. Forgot to add that Anacreon (563-478 BC) was a Greek poet noted for his songs in praise of love and wine. Not much of his stuff around these days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Jun 01 - 04:49 PM

late 'n short 2, see the thread American National Anthem. All this has been gone over. I am unfortunately responsible for starting this thread because I didn't find the A. N. A. thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jun 01 - 06:19 PM

Click for American National Anthem Thread


Cranky Yankee said the last verse should end with this:
And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
WHILE the land of the free IS the home of the Brave.
Up above, GUEST added the following:
And now on our soil, when traitors assail,
That glorious flag, by all nations respected,
Defiant we fling its bright folds to the gale,
And swear, from rebellion it shall be protected;
Yes, we swear to defend, to the last bitter end,
The red, white and blue, which in Union still blend,
And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
O'er all the broad land of the free and the brave.
In the National Anthem thread, I posted the Smithsonian Institution's transcript of the handwritten Francis Scott Key lyrics and of Key's first printed broadside. The above additions are not included in either of the original Key versions. I think they were added later by people wishing to push their own "don't defile the flag" political agenda.

The other day, I heard a report of an interview of Ron Reagan, son of our former president. He objects to proposals to carve his father's image on Mount Rushmore, or to print his father's image on the ten-dollar bill. He says these efforts seem to be an attempt to push a political agenda, and aren't an honor to Ronald Reagan. I agree - not that I have any particular affection for Ronald Reagan.

I suppose there will always be a confusion between loyalty to country and loyalty to a political ideology. It does seem, though, that it's the conservatives who are more likely to label their opponents "traitors." They also seem to like to hijack the National anthem and the flag and attempt to turn them into emblems of their own ideology.

When protestors burned the U.S. flag at the end of the Vietnam era, did they view themselves as desecrating a symbol of the United States? I think perhaps they viewed that flag as a symbol of Richard Nixon, who proudly wore the flag on his lapel and used it as a symbol of personal loyalty to himself.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Haruo
Date: 14 Jan 05 - 02:54 AM

I think Crazy Yankee is wrong about the precise wordings of the stanzas. I'm fairly sure the third stanza should be

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 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.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Jan 05 - 02:23 PM

For the details on this song, get:
Oscar Sonneck, 1909 Library of Congress ed., reprinted by Dover:
Report on the "Star-Spangled Banner," "Hail Columbia," "America," and "Yankee Doodle." Includes reproductions of sheet music.

The text by Haruo differs from the MS verses by Key (five exist) who made several changes, but is the one used on most sheet music today, and is the text adopted by Sonneck (p. 37).

The last verse as printed by Sonneck ends:
And the Star-Spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 06:39 PM

does anyone know the meaning of the words in the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 08:25 PM

DEFENCE OF FORT M'HENRY

From the Baltimore American, Sept. 21, 1814.
This was attached to the first printing of the song.
"The annexed song was composed under the following circumstances: A gentleman had left Baltimore, in a flag of truce for the purpose of getting released from the British fleet a friend of his who had been captured by Marlborough. He went as far as the mouth of the Patuxent, and was not permitted to return lest the intended attack on Baltimore should be disclosed. He was therefore brought up the Bay to the mouth of the Patapsco, where the flag vessel was kept under the guns of a frigate, and he was forced to watch the bombardment of Fort M'Henry, which the Admiral had boasted he would carry in a few hours, and that the city must fall. He watched the flag at the Fort through the whole day with an anxiety that can be better felt than described, until the night prevented him from seeing it. In the night he watched the Bomb Shells, and at early dawn his eye was again greeted by the proudly waving flag of his country."

The defense of Fort McHenry under Major Armistead began on the morning of Sept. 13, and lasted until the early hours of Sept. 14, 1814. The 'gentleman' was Francis Scott Key, who at first concealed his authorship from the public. The British designs on Baltimore failed.

From Oscar Sonneck, "Report on the Star-Spangled Banner, Hail Columbia, America and Yankee Doodle," 1909 (Dover and other Reprints).
Sonneck was Chief, Music Division, Library of Congress.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER (Key)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 07:23 AM

From The Star-Spangled Banner at American History Museum:

Complete version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" showing spelling and punctuation from Francis Scott Key's manuscript in the Maryland Historical Society collection. (This is the earliest known manuscript of Francis Scott Key's poem. It is probably one of several drafts that Key made before sending the copy to the printer. Key gave this version to Judge Joseph H. Nicholson, who was married to Key's wife's sister.)

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
(Francis Scott Key - earliest known manuscript)

O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bomb 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 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 - 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 wash'd 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.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv'd 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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 07:30 AM

Important editions & manuscripts are at Star spangled banner - Patriotic Melodies (Library of Congress)

See also Star-Spangled Banner (Memory) American Treasures of the Library of Congress


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 09:19 AM

Sonneck revised his report later and published it as a separate book: Library of Congress--"The Star Spangled Banner" (Reviesed and enlarged from the "Report" on the above and other airs, issued in 1909) (Government Printing Office, 1914). Revisions are mainly on the tunes. Other interesting books include: Joseph Muller, comp. The Star Spangled Banner: Words and Music Issued Between 1814-1864 (1935; rpt. Da Capo Press, 1973, with supplement by Lester S. Levy and James J. Fuld); and P.W. Filby and Edward G. Howard, comps., Star-Spangled Books: Books, Sheet Music, Newspapers, Manuscripts, and Persons Associated with "The Star-Spangled Banner" (Maryland Historical Society, 1972).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: GUEST,Francis Scott Key
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 09:34 AM

I do, Guest. What don't you understand?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star Spangled Banner
From: GUEST,Sanny
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 03:14 AM

You can find the complete lyrics of The Star Spangled Banner here.
The melody of this song is that of an English drinking song, entitled 'To Anacreon in Heaven".


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