The Star-Spangled Banner
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1814 m. poemos „Defence of Fort McHenry“, vėliau tapusios himnu, kopija
Nacionalinis šios šalies himnas JAV
Žodžių autoriusFrancis Scott Key, 1814
KompozitoriusJohn Stafford Smith, 1780
Himnas nuo1931

The Star-Spangled BannerJungtinių Amerikos valstijų nacionalinis himnas. Himnas parašytas 1814 m. Francis Scott Key - 35 metų poetas, kuris himną parašė kaip poemą po Fort McHenry bombardavimo Baltimorėje, Meirilande.

„Defense of Fort McHenry“ (taip tuo metu vadinosi himnas) buvo populiari britų užstalės daina daina, kuri vadinosi "The Anacreontic Song", vėliau persivadino „To Anacreon in Heaven“, ir tapo patriotine daina.

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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?

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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