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Is the tune for the "Star Spangled Banner" an old English drinking song.

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Asked by Jaya Mali, 04 Apr '10 10:05 pm
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As far as the music goes yes. The lyrics were taked from a poem written by an amateur American poet, Francis S. Key in 1814. However, they were set to music from a British drinking song, written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London.
Answered by Janis, 05 Apr '10 02:28 am

 
  
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This is true. The song's lyrics were written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, but the tune is much older than that. It does, in fact belong to a drinking song that originated in England.
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 04 Apr '10 10:06 pm

 
  
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