Articles Tagged 'Star-Spangled Banner'


America’s Patriotic Songs: What Not to Do If You’re British

As most Brits know, the U.S. national anthem is “The Star Spangled Banner.” The lyrics were written by Francis Scott Key and set to a popular British song, “The Anacreontic Song.” (Bet you didn’t know that bit.) It became the official anthem in 1931 and is dearly beloved by most Americans. So much so that […]