The Riverside song book/The Star-Spangled Banner

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THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER.

Francis Scott Key. Samuel Arnold.

Maestoso.

1. O! say can you see, by the dawn's ear - ly light,

2. On the shore dim - ly seen thro' the mists of the deep,

3. And where is that band who so vaunt - ing - ly swore

4. O! thus be it e'er when free - men shall stand


What so proud - ly we hail'd at the twi - light's last gleaming,

Where the foe's haugh-ty host in dread si - lence re - pos - es,

That the hav - oc of war and the bat - tle's con - fu - sion

Be - tween their lov'd homes and the war's des - o - la - tion;


Whose broad stripes and bright stars thro' the per - il - ous fight,

What is that which the breeze, o'er the tow - er - ing steep,

A home and a coun - try should leave us no more?

Blest with vic - t'ry and peace, may the Heav'n-res - cued land


O'er the ram - parts we watch'd were so gal- lant-ly streaming?

As it fit - ful - ly blows, half con - ceals, half dis - clos - es?

Their blood has wash'd out their foul foot - steps'pol - lu - tion!

Praise the Pow'r that hath made and pre - serv'd us a na - tion!

And the rock - ets' red glare, the bombs burst - in air,

Now it catch - es the gleam of the morn - ing's first beam,

No ref - uge could save the hire - ling an slave

Then con - quer we must, when our cause it is just,


Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there;

In full glo - ry re - flect - ed now shines on the stream;

From the ter - ror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

And this be our mot - to, "In God is our trust;"


O ! say does the Star - span - gled Ban - ner yet wave

'Tis the Star - span - gled Ban - ner — O ! long may it wave

And the Star- span - gled Ban - ner in tri - umph doth wave

And the Star - span - gled Ban - ner in tri - umph shall wave

rit.

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

rit.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.