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2nd (or 4th) Verse of the Star Spangled Banner
George R Ahearn sent on June 7, 2010
"Tea Party Member stuns crowd http://www.theodoresworld.net/archives/2010/06/tea_party_member_stuns_crowd_a.html
"Worth seeing short video. Marine. Stunning version of second verse of national anthem."
A Marine stood up and told Cain that people forget the other verses to the Star Spangle Banner...He then sang it in a beautiful, powerful and moving voice..people in the crowd realized what is happening and stood up with hands on their hearts.O, 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!
September 10, 2010
Derek "Deke" Wakefield - W6WAV - Denton Co. (Texas) Skywarn
e-mailed to point out that the guy actually sings the fourth verse
The verse you quote there is actually the 4TH verse. This is the whole song. The Star Spangled Banner Words: Francis Scott Key Music: "Anachreon in Heaven" Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's ear-ly light, What so proud-ly we hailed at the twi-light's last gleam-ing? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the per-il-ous fight, O'er the ram-parts we watched, were so gal-lant-ly stream-ing? And the rock-ets' red glare, the bombs burst-ing in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that Star Span-gled Ban-ner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore dim-ly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haugh-ty host in dread si-lence re-pos-es, What is that which the breeze, o'er the tow-er-ing steep, As it fit-ful-ly blows, half con-ceals, half dis-clos-es? Now it catch-es the gleam of the morn-ing's first beam, In full glo-ry re-flect-ed now shines in the stream. 'Tis the Star Span-gled Ban-ner, 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 vaunt-ing-ly swore That the ha-voc of war and the bat-tle's con-fu-sion A home and a coun-try should leave us no more? Their blood has wash'd out their foul foot-step's pol-lu-tion. No re-fuge could save the hire-ling and slave From the ter-ror of flight or the gloom of the grave, And the Star Span-gled Ban-ner, in tri-umph shall wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Oh, thus be it ev-er when free men shall stand Be-tween their lov'd home and the war's de-so-la-tion! Blest with vic-t'ry and peace may the heav'n-res-cued land Praise the power that hath made and pre-serv'd us a na-tion! Then con-quer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our mot-to, "In God is our Trust," And the Star Span-gled Ban-ner, in tri-umph doth wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
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