The Star-Spangled Banner (Smith, John Stafford)

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For 4 Saxophones (Fritz)

 Synthesized performance
#298167 - 1.46MB - 1:16 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 141x

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ParkerJams (2013/10/3)

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Parker Fritz

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Parker Fritz

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The Anacreontic Song

 Complete Score
#96917 - 0.56MB, 3 (#336-338) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 5758x

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Fynnjamin (2011/3/21)

PMLP31185-stafford smith anacreon vocal enchantress.pdf
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The Vocal Enchantress
London: J. Fielding, 1783.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Melody and text only.

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 Complete Score
#96918 - 0.25MB, 3 (#33-35) pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 3446x

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Fynnjamin (2011/3/21)

PMLP31185-stafford smith anacreon harmony.pdf
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A 5th Book of Canzonets, Catches, Canons & Glees
London: for the Author (Stafford Smith), 1799.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Harmonized in 3 parts.
The full noveletta-style title of this collection is A 5th Book of Canzonets, Catches, Canons & Glees, sprightly and plaintive, with a part for the Piano-Forte subjoined where necessary to melodize the score

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For Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (Hudson)

 Full Score
#52849 - 0.07MB, 4 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/!N - 2832x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Clarinet or Trumpet 1 (B)
#52856 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - !N/!N/!N - 793x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Clarinet or Trumpet 2 (B)
#52857 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 383x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Bass Clarinet (B)
#52860 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 252x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Alto Sax (E)
#52861 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - !N/!N/!N - 325x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Baritone Sax (E)
#52862 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 218x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Horn 1 (F)
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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Horn 2 (F)
#52859 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 238x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Violins I
#52851 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 902x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Violins II
#52852 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 388x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Violas
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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Cellos
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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Basses
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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

 Chorus score
#52850 - 0.04MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 811x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

PMLP31185-Star Spangled Banner2 Conductors Score.pdf
Arranger:

Robert A. Hudson

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Robert Hudosn

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Hymn Style in A major.

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For Mixed Chorus and Piano (Hofmann-Hudson)

 Vocal score
#52032 - 0.07MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!C - 1486x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

PMLP31185-The Star Spangled Banner Hoffman with Voices.pdf
Arranger:

Józef Hofmann (1876–1957)
Robert A. Hudson

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Robert Hudson

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Hofmann's arrangement with added chorus

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For Mixed Chorus and Piano (Damrosch)

 SATB Chorus and Piano (in B)
#59783 - 0.05MB, 2 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - !N/!N/!N - 1551x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/3/23)

PMLP31185-The Star Spangled Banner Damrosch.pdf
Arranger:

Walter Damrosch (1862–1950)

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Robert A. Hudson

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Robert A. Hudson

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Open Score

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For Mixed Chorus

 Complete Score (Service version)
#192406 - 0.04MB, 2 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - !N/!N/!N - 1177x

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Dean Shannon (2012/3/24)

PMLP31185-Star-Spangled Banner-Service Version.pdf
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Dean Shannon

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Dean Shannon

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1918 Service version.

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 Chorus Score (C major)
#53516 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 1204x

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/18)

PMLP31185-The Star Spangled Banner Unknown.pdf
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Robert A. Hudson

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Robert Hudson

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Choral version in key of C major

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For Male Chorus (Salamon)

 TTBB Score (C major)
#310249 - 0.05MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 76x

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Sean Michael Salamon (2014/1/5)

PMLP31185-The Star-Spangled Banner.pdf
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Sean Michael Salamon

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Written for the Carnegie Mellon Originals

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For Voice, Mixed Chorus and Piano

 The Whigs of Columbia shall Surely Prevail
#310062 - 0.31MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 38x

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Jiloxiga (2014/1/4)

PMLP31185-AWhigOfProvidence TheWhigsOfColumbiaShallSurelyPrevail.pdf
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Providence: Oliver Shaw, 1840.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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"A Harrisong Song & Chorus, Written by A Whig of Providence, for the cause of Harrison and Reform". Arranged for voice, three-part chorus and piano. Same author as The People are Rousing, an original composition.

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For Voice and String Quartet (Kay)

 Complete Score
#284200 - 0.03MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 350x

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Dariusk (2013/6/11)

 Violin I
#284201 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 110x

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Dariusk (2013/6/11)

 Violin II
#284202 - 0.01MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 59x

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Dariusk (2013/6/11)

 Viola
#284203 - 0.01MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 55x

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Dariusk (2013/6/11)

 Cello
#284204 - 0.01MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 69x

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Dariusk (2013/6/11)

PMLP31185-score.pdf
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Darius Kay

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Darius Kay

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Accompaniment for vocalist

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For String Quartet (Anonymous)

 Complete parts, SATB Chorus score (A major)
#281696 - 0.89MB, 7 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 309x

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Maestro.bwhite (2013/5/20)

PMLP31185-StarSpangledBanner.pdf
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Shar Music

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For 4 Saxophones (Fritz)

 Complete score
#298166 - 0.17MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 121x

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ParkerJams (2013/10/3)

PMLP31185-The Star-Spangled Banner (Saxophone Quartet).pdf
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Parker Fritz

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Parker Fritz

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SATB saxophone quartet

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For String Quartet (Del Arte)

 Complete Score
#76829 - 0.08MB, 3 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/!N - 1669x

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Alonso del Arte (2010/8/28)

 Violin I
#76830 - 0.06MB, 1 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/!N - 826x

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Alonso del Arte (2010/8/28)

 Violin II
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Alonso del Arte (2010/8/28)

 Viola
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Alonso del Arte (2010/8/28)

 Cello
#76833 - 0.07MB, 1 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - !N/!N/!N - 469x

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Alonso del Arte (2010/8/28)

PMLP31185-StarSpangledBanner StrQrt.pdf
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Alonso del Arte

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Alonso del Arte

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For Piano solo (Godowsky)

 Complete score
#08438 - 1.57MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/09 - 3075x

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Hobbypianist (2007/6/21)

Godowsky Star Spangled Banner.pdf
Arranger:

Leopold Godowsky (1870–1938)

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New York: G. Schirmer, 1921. Plate 29987.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano solo (Hofmann)

 Piano score
#12930 - 0.10MB, 5 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/C - 2372x

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Jujimufu (2007/8/30)

 Piano score (alternative scan)
#02585 - 1.20MB, 8 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/C - 617x

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Peter (2006/12/27)

Smith-Hofmann (1918) The Star-Spangled Banner.pdf
Arranger:

Józef Hofmann (1876–1957)

Publisher Info.:

New York: Carl Fischer, 1918. Plate 21188-2

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is from the MIT archive project.
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For Piano solo (Rachmaninoff)

 Piano score
#12088 - 0.05MB, 2 pp. -  7.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/C/14 - 4466x

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Guifre (2007/8/19)

Smith-Rachmaninoff-The-Star-Spangled-0Banner.pdf
Arranger:

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1874–1943)

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Unidentified publisher, n.d.(ca.1950).

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is from the MIT archive project.

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For Piano solo (Stults)

 Piano score with words - one verse
#98315 - 0.24MB, 1 (#169) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 2791x

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Olmsted (2011/4/4)

PMLP31185-StarSpangledBanner piano (Stults).pdf
Arranger:

Robert Morrison Stults (1861-1933)

Publisher Info.:

The Etude Magazine, March 1918.
Philadelphia: Theodore Presser.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Printed together with "America" (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) under the title, American National Anthems. (The United States government did not designate a national anthem until 1931.)
"Good playable arrangements of the two national anthems, transcribed for piano solo, especially for the Etude. Grade III."

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 "Patriotic March" - Complete score
#104277 - 0.04MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 917x

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Robert A. Hudson (2011/6/4)

PMLP213065-The Star Spangled Banner Patriotic March.pdf
Arranger:

Robert Morrison Stults (1861-1933)

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Robert A. Hudson

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Robert A. Hudson

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This is a more substantially altered version that also includes
Columbia the Gem of the Ocean

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For Piano solo

 Piano Score with Words (in B)
#54846 - 0.38MB, 2 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - C/V/C - 1809x

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RAH (2010/2/2)

PMLP31185-TheStar-SpangledBanner Original Modified.pdf
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The University Society, 467-2, 1918. Plate 1642

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General Information

Work Title The Star-Spangled Banner
Alternative Title Original title: The Anacreontic Song
Composer Smith, John Stafford
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1778
First Publication 1779-1780 as The Anacreontic Song — London: Longman & Broderip, 3 pages.
1814 as The Star-Spangled Banner
Librettist Francis Scott Key (1779–1843) 1814
Ralph Tomlinson (The Anacreontic Song)
Language English
Dedication To the American People
Piece Style Classical
Related Works American National Anthems (Stults, Robert Morrison)
Extra Information National anthem of the United States. (The U.S. Congress so designated it in 1931.) The original words for the music, entitled The Anacreontic Song, were written by Ralph Tomlinson. Francis Scott Key wrote an earlier text for this melody in 1805, When the Warrior Returns, in commemoration of Stephen Decatur's victory in the naval battle in Tripoli. The melody was extremely popular in both England and the United States at the time. According to James Fuld's The Book of World-Famous Music (5th ed., 2000, Dover), there were more than 85 lyric poems set to this tune - mostly of a patriotic nature - published between 1790 and 1820 in the United States alone.


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Lyrics

(Only the first verse is usually sung. Very occasionally one also hears the fourth verse.)

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?

On the shore dimly seen, thro' 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 on 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 wash'd out their foul footstep's 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 free men shall stand,
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that has made and preserved us as a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause 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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