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Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It
YouTube ^ | 7/6/13 | mona rose

Posted on 02/28/2014 8:25:06 PM PST by Kartographer

The story of how our national anthem came to be. This is a story every American should hear. It's a little lengthy, but I'm sure it'll be worth your time

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: starspangledbanner

1 posted on 02/28/2014 8:25:06 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

For the link impaired:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaxGNQE5ZLA#t=537


2 posted on 02/28/2014 8:25:30 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Marcella; NFHale; Windflier; DuncanWaring; AllAmericanGirl44; wku man; Old Sarge; raybbr; ...

PING!!


3 posted on 02/28/2014 8:25:52 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

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4 posted on 02/28/2014 8:32:28 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Kartographer

Amen ... Those Men Were Men!


5 posted on 02/28/2014 8:32:37 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Kartographer; wku man; Windflier; Marcella; Old Sarge; DuncanWaring; AllAmericanGirl44; ...

Yeah, Kart, ya did it. I’m choked up over here.

Ain’t nothing like it, ain’t NO PLACE like the “Home of the Brave”. And that sure as hell ain’t no colored rag, that’s MY beautiful AMERICAN FLAG!!

Thanks for posting it.

I thank God every day for the GIFT of being born American.

Same page:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hZe8CPGA1E
The story of the song.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 8:36:03 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Kartographer

I prefer “America the Beautiful”.


7 posted on 02/28/2014 8:50:05 PM PST by DManA
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3089506/posts
Professor Kevin Blackistone at U Maryland is an ESPN panelist who thinks the Star-Spangled Banner is a “war anthem” and other insults.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 8:54:06 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Kartographer

Powerful. And very moving.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 8:54:07 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: NFHale

The Long Beach State Big Brown Music Machine played the best national anthem by you’ll hear. Too bad our football team was disbanded.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKAjWkNoTwo

If you like Dixie, listen to the end of it.


10 posted on 02/28/2014 9:01:49 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Kartographer

Let’s all sing the 4 verses together.

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 through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, 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! Oh 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!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory 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!


11 posted on 02/28/2014 9:04:26 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

That’s better than this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LINsNCaxZ5U&feature=kp


12 posted on 02/28/2014 9:12:36 PM PST by DManA
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To: Kartographer
This is wildly inaccurate. Here are some of the errors:
13 posted on 02/28/2014 9:15:00 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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later


14 posted on 02/28/2014 9:22:35 PM PST by lysie
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To: DManA
I don't particularly like "America the Beautiful" (alabaster cities?) I prefer the original words to the tune, O Mother Dear, Jerusalem
15 posted on 02/28/2014 9:25:45 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Reagan’s talk about the city on the hill made me very nervous too. Did the founders reach too far?


16 posted on 02/28/2014 9:28:31 PM PST by DManA
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To: chrisinoc
Too bad our (CSULB) football team was disbanded.

OMG, are you going back a long ways.

I go back to Tark the Shark at CSULB, as well as Lute Olsen (at LBCC). I also had the privilege of meeting Coach Allen on several occasions during his stint as a 49er coach.

We were robbed in that game against UCLA!! (not that I hold a grudge ;)

BTW, the Niner band always did a great version of the Anthem in those days as well.

17 posted on 02/28/2014 9:43:04 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; NFHale; DuncanWaring; Marcella; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; ...
Of those four beautiful and inspiring verses, this one always seems most poignant to me:

"Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory 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!

That always chokes me up a bit.

Allow me to submit my own feeble musical attempt to pay tribute to our flag, our fighting troops, and our "One Nation, Under God"...though it's not even in the same solar system as the wonderful patriotic songs and hymns others have written over the years.

Old Glory by 10 Pound Test

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

18 posted on 02/28/2014 9:44:36 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: All

I believe the audio of the first youtube link were made by Jan Mickelson and a tech guy (unsure of his name). Jan is a talk show Host on WHO out of Des Moines. He used to play this years ago on his show.. They combined existing recordings he had collected and mixed them together for this project.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 10:18:05 PM PST by uncle fenders
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To: DManA

I prefer “America the Beautiful”.

I prefer “Dixie”.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 10:22:27 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Michael.SF.
“OMG, are you going back a long ways.

I go back to Tark the Shark at CSULB, as well as Lute Olsen (at LBCC). I also had the privilege of meeting Coach Allen on several occasions during his stint as a 49er coach.

We were robbed in that game against UCLA!! (not that I hold a grudge ;)

BTW, the Niner band always did a great version of the Anthem in those days as well.”

I go back to the Tark and Olsen days as well. Tark made a trip back to LB this month and got a standing ovation from the fans. Many of his players like Chuck Terry, Eric McWilliams, and George Trapp were there for him. Ed Ratleff was absent but goes to most home games.

BTW, the CSULB acronym will be replaced by Long Beach State or simply The Beach.

Yup, we were robbed by the refs against UCLA.

21 posted on 02/28/2014 10:27:33 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: BigCinBigD

“I prefer “Dixie”.”

How about this rendition by the Long Beach State band, circa 1980?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAp4PLNKXfw


22 posted on 02/28/2014 10:31:50 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

Go, Long Beach State!


23 posted on 02/28/2014 10:39:54 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: BigCinBigD
I like this version of Dixie.
24 posted on 02/28/2014 10:43:25 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: DManA
Reagan’s talk about the city on the hill made me very nervous too. Did the founders reach too far?

Yes, they did!

I'm a Good Old Rebel

25 posted on 02/28/2014 10:49:10 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Kartographer
I recently came across an odd fact about Francis Scott Keys's legal career.

It seems he unsuccessfully represented a manifestly guilty defendant in an assault case which took place in Washington, DC on 13 April 1832. The victim was a member of Congress. The assailant was a former member of Congress. The conviction was for contempt of Congress. And the sentence was a reprimand. (And a victory for Keys, considering.)

Who was the defendant?

Hint #1: He is the only person to have served as governor of two different states.

Hint #2: On 20 July 1969, his name served as a radio call sign on the longest distance radio contact before or since with human beings on both ends.

26 posted on 02/28/2014 11:08:59 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Kartographer

In view of currant situation we should be singing the 3rd verse at events.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 12:04:34 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: cynwoody

Sam Houston was elected governor of Tennessee and Texas and Tranquility Base contacted Houston Space Center, so it must have been Sam Houston.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 12:07:42 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Swordmaker

http://www.examiner.com/article/sam-houston-assaults-congressman-stanbery-over-defamatory-remarks


29 posted on 03/01/2014 12:15:37 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: NFHale

Thank you for sharing this!


30 posted on 03/01/2014 5:56:02 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: wku man

Fourth verse is my favorite too.


31 posted on 03/01/2014 6:06:53 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Gene Eric

“War Anthem”?

Why, yes it is.

So?


32 posted on 03/01/2014 6:07:59 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Do you know the difference between “founder” and the people who followed four score and seven years later?

I guess not.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 6:51:12 AM PST by DManA
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To: BigCinBigD

Maybe this should be our National Anthem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOxw6vbDyo


34 posted on 03/01/2014 7:10:32 AM PST by DManA
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To: Fiji Hill

As long as we’re being irrelevant...

America, F yea!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M


35 posted on 03/01/2014 7:38:57 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: cynwoody
"I recently came across an odd fact about Francis Scott Keys's legal career."

Lot's of interesting trivia surrounding that family. Keys's son was killed by Daniel Sickles when Sickles discovered the younger Keys having an affair with his (Sickles's) wife. Sickles was the first in the U.S. to make successful use of a temporary insanity defense and was acquitted.

Sickles was kind of the Charlie Sheen of his day, but after serving in the Civil War and losing a leg, had something of a colorful, if not effective diplomatic career, and was instrumental in the preservation of the Gettysburg battlefield.

36 posted on 03/01/2014 7:50:18 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Kartographer

Bookmarked, thanks for sharing...


37 posted on 03/01/2014 8:08:40 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: rockrr

Wow! That video has gotten more than 10 milllion hits


38 posted on 03/01/2014 9:09:58 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: chrisinoc

LOVE Dixie.

Thank you!!!!!


39 posted on 03/01/2014 11:29:38 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: chrisinoc

That is simply beautiful...


40 posted on 03/01/2014 11:59:46 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Howie66

Rah, brother!!!

Anytime!


41 posted on 03/01/2014 1:02:37 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: DManA

America The Beautiful IS a beautiful song... it paints an amazing picture in the mind when you listen to the lyrics.

But there’s something about the National Anthem that runs up and down the spine and brings a tear to my eye (not easy).

I guess it’s KNOWING what it was written about, and what it cost in lives to KEEP that flag flying over Fort McHenry, that’s what gets me.


42 posted on 03/01/2014 1:05:45 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Fiji Hill; BigCinBigD; chrisinoc

The version of “Dixie” I love best comes from an old 1940 Movie with Jimmy Cagney - “The Fighting 69th”.

It’s played when the 4th Alabama comes marching into Camp Mills, to be brigaded together with the 69th New York Irishers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8SZbngkcrQ

And then of course, the brawl between the Southern Boys and the New York boys begins... hehehe. Great movie, catch it when it comes on if you’ve never seen it.

And they also play “Garry Owen” playing in that movie as well.


43 posted on 03/01/2014 1:14:16 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

You’re a good man!

I don’t care what they say about you.

:-)


44 posted on 03/01/2014 1:23:02 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Howie66

:...I don’t care what they say about you....”

LIES! They’re all damn lies!!! Hahaha!! (except the part about the Siberian hookers, the 55 gallon vodka drum, and the female midget mud wrestlers - but I was VERY VERY drunk at the time)...


45 posted on 03/01/2014 1:27:20 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Kartographer; Revolting cat!

Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix with Silver Apples (rare studio recording)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-4Rd3cckN4

The 2 piece electronic band Silver Apples were busy rehearsing the Star Spangled Banner for a concert in Central Park to honor the Apollo 11 moon mission.

The studio they used was also used by Jimi Hendrix.

He was waiting for his studio time one night and jammed with them on the Star Spangled Banner (he was rehearsing it himself for Woodstock).

Many of the other tapes had deteriorated too much to be salvaged.

Silver Apples is normally much more melodic than this.


46 posted on 03/02/2014 1:54:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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