The Star Spangled Banner

CO Illustrated Ballads lithographed and printed by CHARLES MAGNUS, No. 12 Frankfort St., New York.

The Star Spangled Banner.

1
O say, can you see, by the dawn’s earn,
light,
What so proudly we hailed, at the twi
light’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars
through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were
so gallantly streaming;
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs
bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night, that our
flag was still there:
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner
yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of
the brave?

2d verse.
On the shore dimly seen thro’ the mists of
the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread
silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze o’er the
towering sweep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half
discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s
First beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the
stream?
Tis the star-spangled banner, O, long
may it wave
O’er the land of the free, and the homo of
the brave.

3d verse.
And where is that band who so vauntingly
swore,
’Mid the havoc of war, and the battle’s
confusion,
A home and a country they’d leave us no
more?
Their blood has washed out their foul
footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and
slave,
From the terror of flight or the gloom of
the grave,
And the star spangled banner in triumph
shall wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of
the brave.

4th verse.
O thus be it ever, when freemen shall
stand,
Between their loved homes, and the
war’s desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the
heav’n-rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and
preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause
it is just.
And this be our motto, “In God is ou- trust;”
And the Star Spangled Banner, in triumph
shall wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home o”
the brave!

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