Star Spangled Rip Off (Emphasis on the “O”)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner

With the 4 of July and all that patriotic stuff being thrown around, did you see this Washington Post item (click here) stating that our National Anthem was really an old English bar song?  At least the song’s melody was not original and it was our boy  Francis Scott who added the lyrics we got now to it.  (It’s kind of like our Official State Song “Maryland My Maryland” being a rip off of O Tannenbaum.) 

From Parade.com

When Brady and I do our annual baseball trip visit to a stadium, it never fails that as the National Anthem is being sung before the ball game and the singer rolls into the “O say can you see” verse, someone somewhere in the stands will yell out “O” in homage to the Orioles.  (No, it’s neither Brady nor me that does it.)  Some folks have even claimed that it is disrespectful (click here) to do this.  However, given the Orioles fans’ Maryland-based role in the tune, the lyrics’ portion at least,  we should be allowed to yell out “O” as part of our birth right don’t you think?

Music-wise, there are a whole host of best rendition lists including Jimi’s Woodstock version.  For my money though Marvin’s was the best.

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Star Spangled Rip Off (Emphasis on the “O”)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner

With the 4 of July and all that patriotic stuff being thrown around, did you see this Washington Post item (click here) stating that our National Anthem was really an old English bar song?  At least the song’s melody was not original and it was our boy  Francis Scott who added the lyrics we got now to it.  (It’s kind of like our Official State Song “Maryland My Maryland” being a rip off of O Tannenbaum.) 

From Parade.com

When Brady and I do our annual baseball trip visit to a stadium, it never fails that as the National Anthem is being sung before the ball game and the singer rolls into the “O say can you see” verse, someone somewhere in the stands will yell out “O” in homage to the Orioles.  (No, it’s neither Brady nor me that does it.)  Some folks have even claimed that it is disrespectful (click here) to do this.  However, given the Orioles fans’ Maryland-based role in the tune, the lyrics’ portion at least,  we should be allowed to yell out “O” as part of our birth right don’t you think?

Music-wise, there are a whole host of best rendition lists including Jimi’s Woodstock version.  For my money though Marvin’s was the best.

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Star Spangled Rip Off (Emphasis on the “O”)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner

With the 4 of July and all that patriotic stuff being thrown around, did you see this Washington Post item (click here) stating that our National Anthem was really an old English bar song?  At least the song’s melody was not original and it was our boy  Francis Scott who added the lyrics we got now to it.  (It’s kind of like our Official State Song “Maryland My Maryland” being a rip off of O Tannenbaum.) 

From Parade.com

When Brady and I do our annual baseball trip visit to a stadium, it never fails that as the National Anthem is being sung before the ball game and the singer rolls into the “O say can you see” verse, someone somewhere in the stands will yell out “O” in homage to the Orioles.  (No, it’s neither Brady nor me that does it.)  Some folks have even claimed that it is disrespectful (click here) to do this.  However, given the Orioles fans’ Maryland-based role in the tune, the lyrics’ portion at least,  we should be allowed to yell out “O” as part of our birth right don’t you think?

Music-wise, there are a whole host of best rendition lists including Jimi’s Woodstock version.  For my money though Marvin’s was the best.

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