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The Star Spangled Bannerís Fourth Verse
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Posted on 07/04/2010 8:10:05 AM PDT by hecht

The Star Spangled Banner’s Fourth Verse

Most people only know of the first verse to the National Anthem. Indeed, many probably never even knew there was more than that.

Here is the National Anthem in its entirety:

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!

I know these words must injure the eyes and damage the brains of those who wish us to believe this nation isn’t based on Judeo-Christian principles.

In any event, the following video was taken at a Tea Party in Douglas County Georgia on 4 Jun 10. The gentleman is clearly nervous, but belts out the fourth verse with sincerity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9_bP219ehQ&feature=player_embedded


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: starspangledbanner; teaparty
Before the Media and Teachers Unions dumbed down our kids, there were 4 verses. Its time to take back our country and our National Anthem. Let the 4th verse be the official theme of the Tea Party Movement
1 posted on 07/04/2010 8:10:08 AM PDT by hecht
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To: hecht

I would love it if the singer at this years All Star Game sang all four verses, as to educate the nation.


2 posted on 07/04/2010 8:14:48 AM PDT by hecht (NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM)
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To: hecht

Thank you for posting!

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!

Yes, GOD is in there so it must NOT be sung.

We might OFFEND someone.


3 posted on 07/04/2010 8:25:04 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: hecht

BUMP!


4 posted on 07/04/2010 8:26:17 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: hecht

BUMP!


5 posted on 07/04/2010 8:26:22 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: hecht

Thank you for sharing that, once again we only sang the first verse in Church today.


6 posted on 07/04/2010 8:27:46 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: verga

Its time for people in the audience- be it church, synagogue , graduations, and ballgames to finish the song.
TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND ITS NATIONAL ANTHEM.

P.S next time a liberal from Hell syas “in G-d we trust / one nation under G-d is from the fifties- start singing the song.


7 posted on 07/04/2010 8:37:53 AM PDT by hecht (NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM)
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To: verga

Its time for people in the audience- be it church, synagogue , graduations, and ballgames to finish the song.
TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND ITS NATIONAL ANTHEM.

P.S next time a liberal from Hell syas “in G-d we trust / one nation under G-d is from the fifties- start singing the song.


8 posted on 07/04/2010 8:37:56 AM PDT by hecht (NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM)
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To: hecht

Gladys Gooding was the organist for the Brooklyn Dodgers at old Ebbetts Field.

Before one game she sang the fourth, not the first, stanza of the National Anthem.

It caused an uproar from idiots who accused her of being a communist. She could get away with it today, because the NEA uneducated masses don’t even know what the first stanza of the National Anthem is.


9 posted on 07/04/2010 8:49:23 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: hecht
They don't do the fourth verse, but if you want to hear a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner that will put chills up your spine, and bring a tear to your eye, go to this link and hear these little girls...wonderful harmony, and with so much feeling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKCVS57j284
10 posted on 07/04/2010 8:50:26 AM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: hecht

As an aside, remember that the music used in the Star Spangled Banner was a “pop” tune, a drinking song, written about 43 years before.

“The Anacreontic Song”, also known by its incipit “To Anacreon in Heaven”, was the official song of the Anacreontic Society, an 18th-century gentlemen’s club of amateur musicians in London. Attributed to the composer John Stafford Smith, the tune later had Francis Scott Key’s poem Defence of Fort McHenry set to it. The combination became known as The Star Spangled Banner and was adopted as the national anthem of the United States in 1931.”

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To Anacreon, in Heav’n, where he sat in full glee,
A few sons of harmony sent a petition,
That he their inspirer and patron would be;
When this answer arrived from the jolly old Grecian —
Voice, fiddle and flute,
No longer be mute.
I’ll lend ye my name, and inspire ye to boot...
And, besides, I’ll instruct ye, like me, to entwine,
The myrtle of Venus with Bacchus’s vine.

The news through Olympus immediately flew;
Where Old Thunder pretended to give himself airs —
If these mortals are suffer’d their scheme to pursue,
There’s devil a goddess will stay above stairs.
Hark! already they cry,
In transports of joy.
A fig for Parnassus! to Rowley’s we’ll fly;
And there, my good fellows, we’ll learn to entwine,
The myrtle of Venus with Bacchus’s vine.

The yellow-hair’d god, and his nine fusty maids,
To the hill of old Lud will incontinent flee.
Idalia will boast but of tenantless shades,
And the biforked hill a mere desert will be.
My thunder, no fear on’t,
Will soon do its errand,
And dam’me! I’ll swinge the ringleaders, I warrant.
I’ll trim the young dogs, for thus daring to twine,
The myrtle of Venus with Bacchus’s vine.

Apollo rose up; and said, Pr’ythee ne’er quarrel,
Good king of the gods, with my vot’ries below!
Your thunder is useless — then, shewing his laurel,
Cry’d, _Sic evitabile fulmen_, you know!
Then over each head
My laurels I’ll spread;
So my sons from your crackers no mischief shall dread,
Whilst snug in their club-room, they jovially twine,
The myrtle of Venus with Bacchus’s vine.

Next Momus got up, with his risible phiz;
And swore with Apollo he’d cheerfully join —
The full tide of harmony still shall be his,
But the song, and the catch, and the laugh shall be mine;
Then, Jove, be not jealous
Of these honest fellows.
Cry’d Jove, We relent, since the truth you now tell us;
And swear, by Old Styx, that they long shall entwine,
The myrtle of Venus with Bacchus’s vine.

Ye sons of Anacreon, then, join hand in hand;
Preserve unanimity, friends and love.
‘Tis your’s to support what’s so happily plan’d;
You’ve the sanction of gods, and the fiat of Jove.
While thus we agree,
Our toast let it be.
May our club flourish happy, united and free!
And long may the sons of Anacreon entwine,
The myrtle of Venus with Bacchus’s vine.


11 posted on 07/04/2010 8:56:07 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: FrankR

very good, but still the abridged version


12 posted on 07/04/2010 9:22:15 AM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: hecht

“Most people only know of the first verse to the National Anthem. Indeed, many probably never even knew there was more than that.”

Snide know-it-all crack to start the article sounds like a liberal regardless of the content.


13 posted on 07/04/2010 9:36:11 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: hecht

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
Patrick Henry


14 posted on 07/04/2010 9:40:09 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: hecht

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; ….”
Thomas Jefferson


15 posted on 07/04/2010 9:41:06 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Chi-townChief

I posted the article , I didn’t write it


16 posted on 07/04/2010 10:50:42 AM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I wouldn’t exactly call the Anacreontic Song a drinking song, though it is the source of the legend that the Star-Spangled Banner is a drinking song.


17 posted on 07/04/2010 11:17:33 AM PDT by dangus
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To: hecht
In any event, the following video was taken at a Tea Party in Douglas County Georgia on 4 Jun 10.

The event was held at the Clinton nature preserve. The property was owned by the Clinton family since before the civil war. As long as I can remember, local folks have claimed cofederate gold was buried on the property. I do know Old Lady Clinton was still with us when I was a kid, she was crazy and mean as a snake.

I'm very proud this is what brought my hometown, Winston, GA it's 15 minutes of fame.

18 posted on 07/04/2010 11:24:25 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: hecht
Its time for people in the audience- be it church, synagogue , graduations, and ballgames to finish the song. TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND ITS NATIONAL ANTHEM.

P.S next time a liberal from Hell syas “in G-d we trust / one nation under G-d is from the fifties- start singing the song.

Sadly hearing the grateing emmanations from my vocals chords would be considered cruel and unusual punishment, to the point that a former pastor didn't just ask me not to sing with enthusiasm, but rather not to sing at all.

19 posted on 07/04/2010 12:49:26 PM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: hecht

I didn’t think you wrote it - if this guy thinks he’s educating people, he should know better than to open with a snotty insult.


20 posted on 07/04/2010 12:59:27 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

Wikipedia notes that there was a fifth verse written during the civil war which was never used in later years.


21 posted on 07/04/2010 1:19:28 PM PDT by codder too
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To: hecht

I have always loved that fourth verse, too, and it is sad that it is so unknown.


22 posted on 07/05/2010 8:45:52 PM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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