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Seriously here is the American national anthem lyrics

Updated on September 29, 2009

American national anthem lyrics

 The American national anthem lyrics are one of a kind. The song means so much to many Americans and many other nationalities all over theworld. The song has strength and truth to it. The meaning stands for so much and means so much for so many people.

So an anthem like this one should be memorized by almost everybody in America. However there are way to many people who do not know the American national anthem lyrics. Well now you can stop trying to think about it or trying to memorize the words because now you can find the American national anthem lyrics right here!

The American national anthem lyrics

 Below is the American national anthem lyrics. The meaning of the American national anthem lyrics are strong and true to so many. Enjoy reading the song.

Spangled Banner

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 thru 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 of of their
foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save
the hireling and slave'
From the terror of
flight and 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.


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      Roy 5 years ago

      The lyrics relate to a battle the US won, at Fort McHenry, during the War of 1812, but didn't the US actually lose that war? It seems to me that the British ended up, at one point, burning the White House, did they not? What territory did the US acquire as a result of the war? It seems odd that the US national anthem is based upon a war that the US appears to have lost.

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      Tera 5 years ago

      I didn't know the anthem befor I saw this.Thanx for posting! :)

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      Dennis 5 years ago

      "thru" should be "through". Thanks for posting the other verses!

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      Valdez 6 years ago

      My wife is Peruvian, a singer if you will,

      she sings it all better then any American alive or dead.

      I am one of the most direct descendents of Juan Ponce De Leon(I am a Cuban/Italian raised in NYC,NY). cALLED A sPIC MANY TIMES BY WASPS. My family was there to rescue George Washington at Valley Forge. My father was a clerk

      with Nimitz in WW2. i LOST MY INHERITANCE because of the CIA's man -Fidel Castro. I was an Electrical Foreman at

      the World Trade Center with Local #3 of the IBEW. nO THANK yOU Mr. Ohbama, I am an unemployed Engineering Tech in Miami, FL. nOT PROUD TO BE UNEMPLOYED IN A 3RD wORLD cOUNTRY OF Miami.

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      Ron 6 years ago

      I've never heard anyone sing more than the first verse. The second verse and the music just don't seem to jibe!

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      Dee Why 6 years ago

      Leanne you have to joking. It is not better (note the spelling), it is different. It is applicable to the U.S.A and the Australian National Anthem is very much applicable to Australia.

      Try to accept each anthem for what they represent.

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      Leanne Amber Bui-Nguyen 7 years ago

      O.M.G The American National Anthem is soo much betta than the Australian one, much more detailed..