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Want to play the National Anthem before the show and while you know all the words forces do there are a lot of facts about the star spangled banner you probably don't know.
Presidential historian nick Greg god knows -- thank goodness he's here.
-- -- good morning guys all right star spangled banner we think we know everything how did it start.
It's it's actually interest to get started as most people know it started as a palm Francis Scott Key was looking over the ball ball or -- During the war between twelve and 1814.
And it was inspired by the site.
That the flag was still there after the battle but what most people don't realize it was a long home it was four vs the song now is only the first -- but was a long home.
It was immediately published in the papers of the day.
And sort of over time became popular and so its origins as a little bit different than the way remember -- today.
And there's also more than one verse.
Yeah I mean it was long it was four vs it's a very long poem so if you think -- it was set to music that way be about ten minutes so.
It would cut into our sports playing time we had a little something that much.
But up overtime it was the song became set told English -- music it was just the first verse.
That was used to create star spangled banner so this this is a song very much bound up with the history of Baltimore and yet Wal-Mart -- -- to get a lot of credit.
For the star spangled banner does it.
-- a great but that's a great point Tucker it if he had derived from fort McHenry in Baltimore which is still you know they -- today it's a great place to visit.
And people don't consider it I mean they remember Francis Scott Key.
Don't necessarily remember that this all took place in Baltimore.
And and it ended up and they clearly don't remember that he was an amateur poet.
And a lawyer and that it was really a long home and it wasn't until later that it was set to this old English him a very popular him.
And then became what we know it -- today OK so let's listen let's take a listen to that old English him.
-- -- Read -- that this was like an old English drinking tune.
Is that accurate and every -- -- song with the -- yeah magazine and drink at a pub -- so.
I can imagine holding a few pints and apart swaying back important right and that thought is don't let Clayton try that this morning that.
He started doing -- because it.
So how they gained in popularity so that now it's you know so embedded in our culture.
Yeah it actually took a while because the poem was written 1814.
But it wasn't -- Herbert Hoover of -- people of 1831 that that christened it the National Anthem so it took about a hundred years.
For it to sort of game really popular acclaim.
To the point where became our our national him most people think it was our National Anthem immediately but it took over a hundred years.
And and -- is where it is today so there -- other songs -- running America the beautiful I think was one of them.
How -- -- did this win how to surfing a banner beat out the competition.
I think by popular demand it wasn't like they held a contest for voter wasn't crowd -- back -- but I think it became.
De facto that song that people wanted to -- before sporting events and other.
Big moment that so it shouldn't -- out America beautiful god bless American and other songs that we occasionally use as our National Anthem and substitutes there didn't.
An American Idol style text your favorite French -- -- interest rates.
-- today just a side bar I just did a story on a group called Madison rising.
I don't know if you've ever heard them they'd been on our show once a -- do a heavy at all.
Hard rock version of the star spangled banner and -- is fantastic I recommend everybody go to YouTube.
And look at Madison rising it gives you goosebumps is really a great -- they would implant letter.
Sort of like Jimmy they had a negative and this is originates and similar to Jimi Hendrix thing.
And also -- -- we should mention that you so much -- -- gone live for us this morning in DC go down towards nick Nick's neck of the woods you can see the flag.
At the Smithsonian's museum of American history in Washington DC -- -- expect hopefully.
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