United States national anthem song

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The National anthem of United States is “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
United States’s anthem lyrics were written by Francis Scott KEY and the music was written by John Stafford SMITH.
Adopted 1931; During The War Of 1812, After Witnessing The Successful American Defense Of Fort Mchenry In Baltimore Following British Naval Bombardment, Francis Scott KEY Wrote The Lyrics To What Would Become The National Anthem; The Lyrics Were Set To The Tune Of “The Anacreontic Song”; Only The First Verse Is Sung.
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American anthem lyrics (Official English)
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 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 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 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.
Blest with vict’ry 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!
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Sheet Music: View the American national anthem sheet music – See link.


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Conventional short form country name: United States.
Conventional long form country name: United States of America.
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