The Star-Spangled Banner

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"The Star-Spangled Banner"
Cover by Rivers Cuomo
Released 2004
Recorded July 2, 2004,
SIR Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Length 1:36
Writer(s) Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith
RC# n/a
COR# n/a
Status Released via

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of The United States of America. Poet Francis Scott Key penned the poem in 1814 after witnessing the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. The poem was then set to the tune of a song originally written by John Stafford Smith in 1780. Rivers Cuomo recorded a cover of the song at SIR Studios in Los Angeles in 2004, after which it was uploaded to and streamed to his Myspace profile.



O 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 through 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?

See also

List of Rivers Cuomo songs