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MARINE STUNS A TEA PARTY WITH THE FOURTH VERSE OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
YouTube ^ | June 5, 2010

Posted on 07/04/2011 9:00:28 AM PDT by Kaslin

This is awesome


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: nationalanthem

1 posted on 07/04/2011 9:00:29 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This has been around for awhile...but IT NEVER GETS OLD!!!

Thank you, Sir!


2 posted on 07/04/2011 9:06:26 AM PDT by moovova (That laser-like focus was just a sharp stick in the eye.)
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To: moovova

I have never seen it, but it was uploaded over a year ago. There are almost 61/2 million views


3 posted on 07/04/2011 9:15:56 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
First time for me.

Excellent.

Thanks.

4 posted on 07/04/2011 9:16:56 AM PDT by blam
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To: Kaslin

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.

Blest with vict’ry 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!


5 posted on 07/04/2011 9:17:39 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for posting! My eyes are full of tears!


6 posted on 07/04/2011 9:19:42 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Going into Rehab means never having to say you are sorry....)
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To: Kaslin
Happy July 4th!
7 posted on 07/04/2011 9:21:57 AM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: Kaslin

Having a hard time believing Francis Scott Key wrote this. The pentameter is all wrong. I’m sure that even song writers of the 18th century would cringe at the awkwardness of this “second verse”.
That being said, I love his patriotism and his clear. strong and beautiful voice. That’s what the Tea Party brings. God bless him and all the rest of us who “find teir voice” and sing their songs.


8 posted on 07/04/2011 9:38:20 AM PDT by traintown57
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To: Kaslin

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 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!


9 posted on 07/04/2011 9:43:09 AM PDT by deport
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To: Kaslin

Great find


10 posted on 07/04/2011 9:46:47 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Kaslin
I like all the verses, especially the third verse:
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.
Keen observers should note the Bible reference: "Like a slave, he seeks the shade; like a hireling, he waits for his pay" (Job 7:2).
11 posted on 07/04/2011 9:52:38 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Kaslin
We just sang this in church yesterday...the first time I had heard this verse.

Thank you for posting the video...I am know able to view them (trying a new on-line source).

12 posted on 07/04/2011 10:00:34 AM PDT by WorldviewDad (following God instead of culture)
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To: traintown57

Could Key have had the soaring, and admittedly difficult tune we use now in mind? The popular story, at least, is that it was borrowed from an old drinking song, “To Anacreon In Heaven.” (Of which, amazingly for a song so old, the author is known — John Stafford Smith. He must have thought it great sport to punk a roomful of besotted Englishmen trying to sing it. If you passed out in the attempt, you had had too much wine. Now it challenges patrons of ballparks from coast to coast.) Anyhow, the verse has to be squeezed with a vise to fit into the tune, but fit it was made to do.


13 posted on 07/04/2011 10:05:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: AnalogReigns

Thanks for posting the verse. I know the words by heart, learned them in second grade.
What a shame on this Independence Day that most of our children have been deprived of our great culture and tradition. And most adults are totally ignorant and brainwashed by the culture.
Can we even sing the great Irving Berlin song “God Bless America” anymore without the ACLU on our back?
Time to take it back before it’s really too late!


14 posted on 07/04/2011 10:07:43 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Kaslin

Awesome lyrics, awesome voice.

What is so sad about the Youtube video is that it emphasizes the insidious lie of how our highly-flaunted diversity represents our national strength.

I only saw a bunch of honkies of European ancestry.


15 posted on 07/04/2011 10:09:07 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Kaslin

I love the full version.

Funny thing though - there are words about “conquering when we must” but I see no triumphant words about nation-building.


16 posted on 07/04/2011 10:13:00 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Kaslin

Sign that man up as a motivational speaker.
Damn!

Happy Birthday America


17 posted on 07/04/2011 10:20:01 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Happy Birthday America)
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To: AnalogReigns

It’s my favorite stanza of the National Anthem.


18 posted on 07/04/2011 10:30:38 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: AnalogReigns

Would that fit into a Facebook profile?


19 posted on 07/04/2011 10:32:53 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Save the planet, destroy the MSM)
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To: blam

Same for me, and you are welcome


20 posted on 07/04/2011 10:37:14 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Thank you for posting this. It was beautiful; so uplifting to hear and see all those people rising to their feet and standing with their hands over their hearts. It gives me some Hope for our Nation to see a scene this moving. God Bless the Marine who sang it so beautifully and also, I thank him for his Service to our Country.


21 posted on 07/04/2011 10:37:44 AM PDT by Patsygirl
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To: Kaslin

Needs another couple million views, IMO... At least 545 more...

Semper Fi, Marine.


22 posted on 07/04/2011 10:38:35 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Oceander

23 posted on 07/04/2011 10:39:17 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: 353FMG

The Marine’s baritone voice is awesome, isn’t it?


24 posted on 07/04/2011 10:47:25 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: traintown57
Having a hard time believing Francis Scott Key wrote this. The pentameter is all wrong. I’m sure that even song writers of the 18th century would cringe at the awkwardness of this “second verse”.

It sounds wrong because it wasn't written as a song but rather as a poem.

25 posted on 07/04/2011 11:01:40 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for posting. Worth watching over and over!

Here’s another version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9_bP219ehQ
with intro remarks from Herman Cain, which led up to the song..

Trivia> That Marine’s name is Lewis Shaeffer

~Kate


26 posted on 07/04/2011 2:36:38 PM PDT by Hush44
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To: Kaslin

Thank you!


27 posted on 07/04/2011 5:30:38 PM PDT by Greg67
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