“The Star Spangled
Francis Scott Key (1814)
Oh, say, can you see, by
the dawn's early light,
ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' 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?
Updated: 20 May
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