Star Spangled Banner

From Vol. 2
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SUGGESTED KEY: D

CAPO: Fret 2

CHORD FAMILY: C

TIME SIGNATURE: 3/4

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

A Little About This Song…

The Star Spangled Banner was named America’s national anthem in 1931. Its original form was a poem entitled “The Defense of Fort McHenry” written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 after he witnessed a Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. The melody came from music composed by John Stafford Smith. We should all know this one by heart.

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