The Star Spangled Banner

4th of July 2Everyone who’s ever been to a sporting event knows the first verse of The Star Spangled Banner.  But do you know the second verse … the third … the fourth?

Francis Scott Key didn’t write a song that night in Baltimore.  He wrote a poem.  And if you haven’t heard all of the verses, you can’t appreciate with what poetic power he captured not just that epic night, but the essence of the American idea.

Be lifted by your National Anthem, as harmonized by Annie Boxell.

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2 Responses to “The Star Spangled Banner”

  1. Annie Boxell Annie Boxell

    Thanks for a much needed Uplift … and for letting me be part of it!

  2. Carol Rands

    Standing on the National Mall at the Folklore Festival. Beautiful new capital dome shining at one end and the Washington Monument at the other. Tears streaming as we blast your beautiful rendition for all to hear. You have lots applauding you!! You’re AWESOME!!