The Star-Spangled Banner

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The Star-Spangled Banner
Francis Scott Key (lyrics) and John Stafford Smith (music)

National anthem of the United States, by a Congressional resolution on March 3, 1931. It uses the words of the poem Defence of Fort McHenry by Francis Scott Key, and is sung to the tune, attributed to John Stafford Smith, of the popular English drinking song "To Anacreon in Heaven."

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O! say can you see by the dawn's early light Francis Scott Key Fred Waring Defence of Fort M'Henry broadside.jpg Star-spangled banner.ogg

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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