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Marine Impresses Crowd with 4th Verse of Star Spangled Banner Lyrics


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Posted: June 18, 2014

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Here is a classic video of a Marine with a powerful voice singing the extra verses of The Star Spangled Banner.

Francis Scott Key’s famous lyrics, first written in 1814 and later made our national anthem in 1931, shows it is not just a friendly tribute to our flag that can be sung at sporting events and on the Fourth of July, but is a vision for the United States. Here are the full lyrics, which you probably don’t know:


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!

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« Last Edit: June 22, 2014, 04:43:12 PM by rangerrebew »
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