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The Forgotten Verse Of The Star Spangled Banner
The Hope for America ^ | June 6, 2010 | The Hope for America

Posted on 06/07/2010 1:48:48 AM PDT by Puzzleman

VIDEO HERE.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: america; god; nationalanthem; patrioticmusic
A really moving video.
1 posted on 06/07/2010 1:48:48 AM PDT by Puzzleman
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To: Puzzleman
It's almost tempting to start using the fourth and final (sorry, not the 2nd, as the former Marine suggested) verse of the Star Spangled Banner as the anthem of the re-affirmation of America.
2 posted on 06/07/2010 1:59:17 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Quiller

Thank you for pointing out that it is the 4th and final stanza.


3 posted on 06/07/2010 2:03:10 AM PDT by Puzzleman ("Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. " -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Puzzleman
There is not one stanza to "The Star Spangled Banner" nor two -- but, rather, four stanzas. I am the one who sings all four stanzas of "The Star Spangled Banner" on youtube. My friends don't know anything about the other stanzas so they clapped early.

Incidentally, in that youtube, I also sing the third verse that is rarely rarely sung because it is anti British.

See also my Stars and Stripes played on a digital piano.

4 posted on 06/07/2010 2:10:42 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Puzzleman

saving


5 posted on 06/07/2010 2:12:07 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Puzzleman

Forgotten?

Not by me.


6 posted on 06/07/2010 2:14:22 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Stepan12

The first stanza, the one played at sporting events and madly clapped to, ends in a question.


7 posted on 06/07/2010 2:18:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Puzzleman

We used to sing all the verses at the beginning of our quarterly executive committee meetings of our county Republican party...

Wouldn’t it be a shock to the nation to hear the WHOLE thing at a SuperBowl, or World Series game???

I seriously doubt we’d hear it at an NBA finals game as well...

Certainly not at any MLS game in this country...I know what would be sung with tremendous gusto there...


8 posted on 06/07/2010 2:19:16 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: 1010RD
The first stanza, the one played at sporting events and madly clapped to, ends in a question

Absolutely! It is the second stanza that is the answer. The third stanza mocks the British (it was the War of 1812 afterall), and the final stanza expresses hope for the future, another reason that they invoke the Lord in that stanza.

9 posted on 06/07/2010 2:21:00 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: All

Not hardly forgotten, we sing the 4th at Church every Sunday.


10 posted on 06/07/2010 2:37:23 AM PDT by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: Puzzleman

WIKIPEDIA:

In indignation over the start of the Civil War, Oliver Wendell Holmes added a fifth stanza to the song in 1861 which appeared in songbooks of the era.

When our land is illumined with liberty’s smile,
If a foe from within strikes a blow at her glory,
Down, down with the traitor that tries to defile
The flag of the stars, and the page of her story!
By the millions unchained,
Who their birthright have gained
We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
While the land of the free is the home of the brave.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner


11 posted on 06/07/2010 3:40:51 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Puzzleman

All FOUR verses:

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.
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 on 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 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!


12 posted on 06/07/2010 4:08:10 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian

sfl


13 posted on 06/07/2010 5:01:20 AM PDT by phockthis
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To: phockthis

I just googled “sfl” and still didn’t learn what it means. Could you so enlighten me?


14 posted on 06/07/2010 5:03:24 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian

save for later


15 posted on 06/07/2010 5:10:31 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: houeto

thanks


16 posted on 06/07/2010 5:11:17 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Puzzleman

I saw this yesterday and it was really good.


17 posted on 06/07/2010 5:15:04 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: phockthis

When I was learning shorthand in high school I would have never imagined I’d be learning sfl, lol, roflmao etc. I have learned the LOL really well though.


18 posted on 06/07/2010 5:20:20 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: Puzzleman

Verse 1 and 4 here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYPN-1Yjt0


19 posted on 06/07/2010 5:38:01 AM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: timeflies

It’s just a quick reference to bookmark an article so I can find it later


20 posted on 06/07/2010 5:57:52 AM PDT by phockthis
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To: bilhosty

Check out this moving musical history of the origin of the SSB on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwsq7frSB5Q&feature=PlayList&p=4EE02887A383DF7B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3

Does the current regime allow our Military Academy Choirs to perform at sporting events like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE&fmt=18

...any more?

Apparently even the Slickmeister didn’t have a problem with a little patriotism from time to time. He even renders proper respect.


21 posted on 06/07/2010 6:11:19 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Jemian

bttt


22 posted on 06/07/2010 6:28:01 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Jemian

Thank you for posting all four stanzas of our glorious anthem!


23 posted on 06/07/2010 11:28:29 AM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Puzzleman
Time to review?
24 posted on 06/07/2010 11:33:43 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Stepan12
the third verse that is rarely rarely sung because it is anti British.

But only in a very patriotic, "We kicked their butts when they came at us" kind of way.:)

25 posted on 06/08/2010 12:50:00 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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