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The Star-Spangled Banner by Peter Spier

Due to careful research, Spiers artwork depicts the dawns early light and the rockets red glare with remarkable authenticity and detail in this celebratory book. Among the highlights: a brief history of the anthem, a reproduction of Francis Scott Keys original manuscript, music for guitar and piano chords and many photographs.

A Child Study Childrens Book Committee: Childrens Book of the Year, An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.
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Size: 53614 Kb
Published 26.02.2019

Songs of America - The Star-Spangled Banner [with lyrics]

It became the United States national anthem in Key was inspired to write a poem, later set to music, which changed the U.
Peter Spier

Help Kids Memorize the Star-Spangled Banner

Among the most frequent errors is that Key wrote the poem and that another later linked text to tune. In fact, Key knew the tune well and wrote the lyrics to fit the melody intentionally. Other books claim that Key drafted the text on an envelope he had in his pocket, yet letters in would have been written on a piece of paper that was folded and sealed—not placed in separate envelopes. Similarly some books observe the missing star in the famous garrison flag now in the Smithsonian and surmise that a cannon ball ripped through the bunting or more generally that the flag was damaged during the battle. In fact, the enormous flag was not flying over Fort McHenry during the battle as it was raining at the time and such a large wet flag would have shattered its wooden pole. Instead a smaller battle flag was flown, with the garrison flag not ascending the pole until the next day. The missing star as well as squares of the stripes were cut out of the flag later and given away as souvenirs.

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Federal government websites often end in. The site is secure. Congress proclaimed it the U. National Anthem in 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, thru 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.

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  1. Petra S. says:

    Key was a temporary prisoner of war during the attack, his mission to secure an exchange of prisoners suspended while British ships poured round after round into the fort's defenses, on September 13,

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