Improper use of our National Anthem?

Bill O'Neill (
Sat Jun 25 18:11:34 EDT 2011

On 6/25/2011 1:58 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> The music is an old English drinking song called "To Anacreon in
> Heaven".  The fact that we happen to sing Key's poem (never written to
> be a song of any kind, never mind the national anthem)
Former drinking song? Perhaps a wee bit of a stretch, Garrett. That the 
US anthem once was a tune along which to hoist steins of beer (oblique 
references for sixty, Alex) would not sell that option.

Bill O'Neill

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