Improper use of our National Anthem?

Donna Halper
Sat Jun 25 20:22:02 EDT 2011

On 6/25/2011 6:11 PM, Bill O'Neill ( wrote:
> Former drinking song? Perhaps a wee bit of a stretch, Garrett.

No, Garrett is 100% correct.  The melody was chosen because it was a 
well-known song used in the finest taverns in England (and thus in the 
US, since we had been a former British colony).

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