The Star-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 rockets' 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 thru 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 on the stream;
'Tis the Star-spangled banner, O, long may it 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 homes and wild war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heaven rescued land
Praise the power that has 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 stay-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

(My country, 'Tis of Thee)
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrims' pride,
From ev'ry mountain side
Let freedom ring.

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills,
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.

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