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by george
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Star Spangled Banner
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Star Spangled Banner

It's often said that The Star Spangled Banner is unplayable on pipes. The actual tune was written by John Samuel Stevens and called "The Anacreontic Song" Francis Scott Key wrote lyrics to it after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of ...