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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2019 9:22 p.m. PST

….Inspired by Bloodshed, Battles and War.

"FRANCIS SCOTT KEY wasn't much of a songwriter. In fact, friends of the Baltimore-based barrister remembered him as being tone deaf. Yet in 1814, Key would compose the most famous song in American history: The Star-Spangled Banner.

The unlikely librettist jotted down the words of what would become the U.S. national anthem while watching British warships bombard a fortress guarding the harbour of his home town…"
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